Jeremy Scidmore

Jeremy Scidmore

Glass Casting & Coldworking Department Head
Teaching Since: 2013
Involved Since: 2013
Department(s): Glass Blowing, Glass Casting & Coldworking, Glass Fusing & Slumping
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“I built my first kiln in 1998, a gas fired salt kiln for ceramics, and have continued designing, constructing, and repairing them since. As a technician and studio manager of glass studios, such as Ox-Bow School of Art, The Crucible, Chicago Hot Glass, and Bullseye Glass, I have built gas and electric fired glass furnaces, fusing and casting kilns, as well as a plethora of hot and warm glass thermal devices for studio arts practice. In 2003, I built a 5’ by 10’ bell kiln, “The Frankenkiln,” to produce commissioned architectural kiln casting projects. Working with interior designers, architects, and engineers, we cast glass panels for wall partitions as well as bar and table tops for private residences, restaurants and commercial spaces.”
Jeremy received his B.F.A. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and later returned to SAIC to study arts administration and policy. He has been working with the glass medium since 1996. His experience runs the gamut of studio glass arts practice, employing techniques such as kilnforming, glassblowing, flameworking, glass printmaking, and neon. He has maintained studios in each of these glass practices and taught nationally and internationally in public and private studios including Chicago Hot Glass (Chicago, IL), University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (Urbana, IL), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Public Glass (San Francisco, CA), The Crucible (Oakland, CA), Bullseye Glass Company (Portland, OR and Emeryville CA), Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, WA), Pittsburgh Glass Center (Pittsburgh, PA), Ox-Bow School of Art (Saugatuck, MI), and Northlands Creative Glass (Lybster, Scotland.)