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Fritz Dreisbach, Visiting Artist

With a career spanning five decades, Fritz Dreisbach is universally recognized as one of the pioneers of the American Studio Glass Movement.

Dreisbach is the holder of multiple academic degrees, and it was while he was studying at the University of Wisconsin in 1967 that he was introduced to the work of another Glass Studio Movement heavyweight, Harvey Littleton.

Over the course of a 35-year teaching career, Dreisbach has made stops at more than 100 institutions, including the Toledo Museum of Art, the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, and the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.

Dreisbach was a founding member of the Seattle-based Glass Art Society in 1971, and in 2002, the society he helped found presented him with a lifetime achievement award.

You can find Dreisbach’s work in top musuem collections across the country and around the world, from the Smithsonian to the Corning Museum of Glass, from the Glasmuseum Frauenau in Germany to the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark.