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Tom Nye

I started blowing glass in 2006 at a small community college in Minnesota where I ended up graduating with an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Fine Arts degree and then transferred to a University in St. Paul, MN where I finished with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Physics. I worked as the Glass Tutor and as a Glassblowing Teachers Assistant for my Instructor while studying glass art at the community college and then worked as an apprentice to a local glass artist while pursing my math degree and even for a while after graduating. I then took a few more glass classes and workshops at various glass schools and studios across the country before deciding to start my own business in 2017. My plan now is to blow glass full time and use my math, physics, and fine arts training to make unique handmade glass objects using patterns and techniques that I engineer along the way. A tremendous amount of care and planning go into every single piece that I create and I wouldn't have it any other way. I absolutely love what I do and would love nothing more than to share it with the world!

Awards

American Swedish Institute Award from the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition-2016

Best in Show-Emerging Artist at Lakeville Art Festival 2017

2nd Place-Glass at Beaux Arts Festival of Art-Miami 2018

Award of Merit at Talbot Street Art Fair 2018

American Swedish Institute Award from the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition-2018

Best in Show-Glass at Lakeville Art Festival 2018

Education

Pilchuck Glass School-2016

Pittsburgh Glass Center-2015

Metropolitan State University, Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics with minor in Physics-2013

Anoka Ramsey Community College, Associate in Fine Arts-2011

Anoka Ramsey Community College, Associate of Arts-2008

Work Available for Purchase Online

www.nyeglass.etsy.com

Contact Tom

763-227-6134

tom_nye@msn.com