Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: John Miller and Paul Joseph Nelson
John Miller began working with glass in 1987 in the undergraduate program at Southern Connecticut State University. A decade later, he earned an MFA in sculpture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1993 to the present, he has been a key staff member at Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle. He has contributed to Pilchuck artists and students as a technician, coordinator, gaffer, and instructor. He is also Associate Professor of Glass at Illinois State University.
His work is part of the collections of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York; the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia; and the Tacoma Museum of Glass. He has been featured in Glass Magazine, American Craft, and the Glass Quarterly.
Paul Joseph Nelson has been a successful independent glass artist, based in Louisville, Kentucky, for more than 20 years and has shown his work widely. He studied with Stephen Rolfe Powell at Centre College, where he earned his BA in studio art and world religions. He holds his MFA in sculpture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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