Stephen Fellerman

Glassblowing Teaching Artist

Stephen Fellerman grew up in New York and attended Pratt Institute where he took a ceramics class and experienced working with his hands for the first time. Upon graduation, Fellerman headed west to Sausalito, CA to discover one of the most creative art centers in the country- a small glass studio (one of the few at the time). He watched others and absorbed a variety of techniques, then experimented during his allotted time. After a year in California, he returned east to Kent, Connecticut to open his own studio, becoming one of the first studio glass artists to make a living from glassblowing. Responding to a style resurgence, Fellerman specialized in Art Nouveau inspired pieces, and his reputation grew. By the early 1980s, with increasingly more artisans blowing glass, he began to branch out into more personal and original work. He had a passion for the process, and spent years refining its expression to “push the envelope” of his medium. Fellerman says he hopes to blow glass until his last breath. His works are part of the Corning Museum of Glass permanent collection, Corning N.Y.; The Chrysler Museum permanent collection, Norfolk, VA.; and the White House Collection, Washington D.C.; Queen Beatrice of the Netherlands, private collection.; and “North American Glass” Gilford Handicraft center, Gilford Connecticut; Hartford Square North.

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