IAN FORBES

 

Graduated with honours from Sheridan College,

School of Crafts & Design in 1984

He continued his studies in glass at Alfred University,

Alfred, New York. where he was enrolled in their

bachelor of Fine Arts program.

Upon leaving Alfred University Ian was accepted as a

resident artist at the Harbourfront Glass Studio in Toronto.

He worked at the Harbourfront Glass Studio for almost

three years and went on to work at Sheridan College

in Oakville as the technologist in the glass program.

While at Sheridan Ian taught many classes in glass.

in both the full-time diploma program and the

Summer School of the Arts

Ian and his family settled in Picton in 1989 and started

working towards setting up shop in the area. In 1993

a partnership was formed and Bloomfield Glassworks

opened its doors shortly thereafter.

From the beginning Ian has continually strived to perfect

his skills as a fine glassblower. He has a deep respect

for the tradition of vessel making and has been inspired

by the Venetian Masters of the past and present.

To enhance his glassblowing skills Ian has attended

numerous professional workshops, including those with

master Lino Tagliapietra and attended the Pilchuk Glass

School in Stanwood, Washington.

He has won numerous awards for his work and is included in

both private and public collections.


Unfortunately Ian is no longer blowing glass and the works shown below are all that we now have.

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