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"I first saw glass blowing in college. I was impressed and Ive pursued it ever since. I think working hot glass is great because it is fast and lively as well as disciplined and dangerous. It can be spontaneous and free or refined and technical. I always try to imagine a glass piece that is so balanced and agreeable that I would wish to live a lifetime with it. I try to make pieces as beautiful as I can. I always have a primal response to functional forms which I think is partly innate and partly historically significant. " - Eric McLendon
 

Eric McLendon is a glass blower working with traditional and contemporary forms. He expresses his vision through a bold and sweeping use of color and fluidity of form. His work interprets the rich traditions of glassblowing with an eye toward contemporary design. He has an intrinsic connection when working with the glass and skillfully allows the hidden forms to emerge, expressing their true radiance and beauty. Every piece is truly one of a kind.

Eric graduated from Hartwick College with a degree in studio arts, and has studied at the Pilchuck School, the Penland School of Crafts, and the Appalachian Craft Center. He has shown his work in galleries around the United States and is currently the sole proprietor and working artist at EGlass Studio in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

EGlass Studio is a privately owned studio specializing in hand-blown glass that is both decorative and functional.

   
EXPERIENCE:
04/01/04-Present EGlass Studio, Bucks County, PA
Working Artist & Sole Proprietor
08/12/03-Present Closure of Hoboken Studio and Acquisition and
Construction of EGlass Studio, Bucks County, PA
10/96-08/12/03 EGlass Studio, Hoboken, NJ
Working Artist & Proprietor
3/95-9/96 Construction of EGlass Studio, Hoboken, NJ
11/92-3/95 Belle Mead Hot Glass, Belle Mead, NJ
Independent Work
8/91-12/91 Appalachian Craft Center
Hot Assistant to Curtiss Brock
9/90-4/91 Bayer Glass, Crawford, CO
Production Assistant
9/90-4/91 Parson Glass, Manchester, VT
Assistant
EDUCATION:
Spring 93
Summer 90, 89
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
8/91-12/91 Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
Glassblowing
1990 Hartwick College, Oneonta, NYBA, Studio Arts
Summer 88 Pilchuck School, Stanwood, WA-Glassblowing
GALLERY REPRESENTATION:
  American Art Glass Works, NY, NY
  Raiford Gallery, Roswell, GA
  Barucci Gallery, Clayton, MO
  Dauphin Sales Inc., Houston, TX
  Arlene Siegel Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  Glass and Ceramic Gallery Unique, Estero, FL
  Hertz Fine Jewelers & Gallery, Coral Springs, FL
  Four Hands Images, Tucson, AZ
  Gems of Grace, Havre de Grace, MD
  Mostly Glass Gallery, Englewood, NJ
  Arts on 6th, Hoboken, NJ
  Topanaris Art Gallery, Plainfield, NJ
  Newark Museum Shop, Newark, NJ
  Sable V Fine Art Gallery, Galveston, TX
SHOWS:
5/5/04-7/11/04 The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ
Highlights in Contemporary Glass Art
3/16/03-5/24/03 Hunterdon Museum Of Art, Clinton, NJ The Art of Containment
6/15/02-8/18/02 Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Beauty and Function
11/11/01-1/6/02 New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
Making A Mark Five New Jersey Artist
11/12-12/31/00 Gallery on the Hudson, Irvington, NY
Contemporary Glassworks
10/21-11/13/00 True Colors Ltd., Erwinna, Bucks County, PA
Solo Exhibit
COMMISSIONED ART WORK:
  Vale Restaurant, Hoboken, NJ
  Rodeo Restaurant, Hoboken, NJ
CHARITY FUNDRAISING AUCTIONS:
00-01 Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken, NJ Auction
00-01 Saint Nicholas Home & School Association, Jersey City, NJ Benefit
00-01 Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA Benefit Benefit
99-01 The Connection for Women & Families, Summit, NJ Auction
99-00 The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theater, Madison, NJ Benefit
99-00 Lady of Mount Carmel, Bayonne, NJ Auctions
 
 
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