Brad Smith

Glass Artist

Biography

            Brad Smith was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He began blowing glass in 1998 at Bucks Rock performing and visual arts camp in New Milford, CT. Brad Studied glassblowing at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, NM, and later at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN. Brad has also studied at Pilchuck Glass School, Urban Glass, Haystack Mountain school of crafts, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. Brad earned his BFA in glass at the Appalachian center for Craft, part of Tennessee Technological University. Brad relocated to Santa Fe, NM where he lived and worked for 5 years, primarily focusing on retail craft shows. In 2017 Brad relocated to Asheville, NC continuing his career, and in 2019 completed construction of his own hot glass studio. He Lives and works in Asheville with his wife Kendall White, a fiber artist, with whom he recently welcomed their first child Elliott Smith into the world.

 

Professional Experience
2013 - Present, Owner, Brad Smith Studios
2017 – 2019, North Carolina Glass Center, Glassblower, Instructor, Studio Tech
2014 - 2016, Liquid Light Glass, Santa Fe, NM, Studio Assistant
2012 - 2016, Prairie Dog Glass, Santa Fe, NM, Glassblower, Instructor
2005 - 2007, Greenwood Glass, Riverton, CT, Studio Assistant
2003 - 2005, Franklin Pierce College, Studio Assistant
 
Education
 2012 - BFA - Appalachian Center For Craft, Tennessee Tech University
2003 - 2005 - Undergraduate Studies - Franklin Pierce College
Pilchuck Glass School, Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack School of Craft, Urban Glass

Awards. Commissions
2011  - Pilchuck Auction, Yellow Section
2011 - Craft Center Gallery Ornament Commission
2008 - Pilchuck Partner Scholarship

 

 

Gathering Glass Studio & Gallery, Ashland, OR
Roswell Museum of Art Store, Roswell, NM
North Carolina Crafts Gallery, Carrboro, NC
The Gallery at the Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
Pia Sojin Gallery, Canton, CT
Poppy Arts Gallery, Columbia, MO
Autumn Light Gallery, Avon, CT
William and Joseph Gallery, Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM
Genuine Southwest Art and Gifts, Albuquerque, NM
Kitrell Rifkind Gallery, Dallas, TX
Fusion Art Glass, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
North Carolina Glass Center Gallery, Asheville, NC