Hand Blown Glass Artist

(American, 1937 – 2005)


Susan Anne Glass began her glass studies and career in 1983 at the renowned Pilchuck Glass School and Pratt Fine Arts Center, where she continued to work and teach.  In 1992, she completed building her own studio, The Glass Kingdom, in Washington.  Susan's work is often characterized by signature swirls of glass that wrap around the edge and body of the piece.  She prefers the freedom of movement and the optical effect of light traveling through clear, vibrant colors.  Shape is a concomitant of color, in that mixing colors within the heated process helps create the lyrical fluted forms. 


Her degree in chemistry and training certification in flower arranging, Ikebana, from the Sogetsu School of Japanese Flower Arranging, has allowed her to bring out the uniqueness of each piece she creates. The sinuous lines of her work relate closely to their organic origins, and like flower bearing plants, each offers a new and unique design.


Susan Anne Glass, artist, teacher, philanthropist, civic leader, beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother passed unexpectedly on March 2, 2005.


  • Pratt Fine Arts Center Juried Auction, May 1984; Seattle, WA
  • Moss Bay Juried Art Show, July 1984, Kirkland, WA
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center Juried Auction, May 1985, Seattle, WA
  • Bellevue Arts and Craft Juried Art Fair, July 1990, 1991 Bellevue, WA
  • Visual Arts Show, Bellevue Art Museum, July 1990, Bellevue, WA
  • International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan 1990, 1992
  • Corning Museum of Glass--New Glass Review, 1992, Corning, NY
  • Frozen Movement--Glass in the Northwest, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA 1991
  • Fifth Annual "Feet of Glass" National Competition, Art Glass Alliance of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 1991
  • Northwest Women in Glass, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA 1992
  • Arts Council of Snohomish, Everett, WA, Fifth Annual Juried Art Fair, Everett, WA1992, Third Place
  • Fall Opening, Sandy Wallin Art Decor Gallery, Key Biscayne, FL 1992
  • Goblets 1992, Mindscape Gallery, Evanston, IL 1992
  • Northern Lights", NW Glass International, Signature Gallery, San Diego, CA 1992
  • "A Touch of Flameworked Glass and More", Ariana Gallery, Birmingham, MT 1993
  • Real Mother Goose Invitational Glass Show, Portland, OR 1990
  • Northwest Craftsman Invitational, Mind's Eye Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 1991
  • Featured Artist, Edmonds Art Museum, Edmonds, WA  1993
  • "All that Glitters", Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, OR 1993, 1994
  • "In Women We Trust", Vitrum Gallery, Ashville, NC 1995
  • "Art of Helping Award" presented to the Boeing Company 1994 and AT & T Wireless Services 1995,
  • American Red Cross, Seattle, WA
  • "Glass: A Woman’s Touch, " Areana Gallery, March 1997, Royal Oak, MI
  • "Glass Roots - North Carolona, " Areana Gallery, April 1997; Royal Oak, MI
  • "Table Tops 1997," Artique Ltd. May 1997, Anchorage, AK
  • “Permanent Collection, The White House, Washington, DC  1997
  • “Seeing Through” Goldman Art Gallery, Rockville, MD  1998
  • Glass Eye Auction, scholarship Recipient, Seattle, WA  1998
  • “Patterns” Harbor Gallery, Gig Harbor, WA  1998
  • First Annual Juried Glass Festival, Emerald City Fine Art Gallery, Seattle, WA  1998
  • Pratt Fine Arts, Instructors Show, COCA Gallery, Seattle, WA  1998
  • Cool Women/Hot Glass, Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, MI  1999
  • Passions A Fire, Pilchuck Glass School, Line Auction, City Center, Seattle, WA 1999
  • Art Works for AIDS, NW Aids Foundation, Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle, WA 1999
  • Northwest Women in Glass, International Exhibit, The American Art Co, Art Concepts, The Art Stop, Le Roy Jeweler, Tacoma, WA  1999
  • Third Annual Juried Glass Festival, Emerald City Fine Art Gallery, Seattle, WA  2000
  • Bellevue Art Museum, Juried Live Auction, Bellevue, WA, March 2001
  • Exhibit, Seattle Art Museum Art Museum, Sogetsu, March, 2001
  • “Passions Afire”, Pilchuk Glass School, City Center, Seattle, WA, April 2001
  • Featured Artist, Kirkland Public Library, Kirkland, WA  May and June 2002
  • Permanent Display in the New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building in Washington D.C., 2003
  • Glass Art Society (GAS) Yearly Convention in Seattle, June 2003
    • Juried Illumination Show, Seattle Center
    • Juried Northwest Craft Gallery, Seattle Center
    • Juried Glass Show, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA



Instructor, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

Introduction to Glass Flower Making; February 1988

                                "Try to Blow Workshop," October 1988 through March 1993, summer 1997

Basic Glassblowing; Summer Quarter 1990, Spring Quarter 1992

Juror, 4th Annual Juried Art Show, Arts Council of Snohomish County, August 1991; Everett, WA



Ste Michelle Winery, Special Presentation - Annual Auction, September 1993; Woodinville, WA

Digital Systems, Linda Israel Wall Sculpture, July 1993; Redmond, WA

"Art of Helping Award," Presented to:

The Boeing Company, 1994,

AT&T Wireless Services, 1995

Bonneville Group, 1996

Microsoft, 1997

"Promp Commercial," KING TV, April 1995; Seattle, WA

State Championship Golf Tournament Trophies, Mill Creek, Women's Golf Assoc. August 1997



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