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Ian Gilula’s art is both whimsical and sophisticated utilizing a language that facilitates an exceptional dialogue between the viewer and the artist.  Gilula brings a profound vibrancy to his art, with color and radiance that manifests his personal view of nature, its richness, texture and beauty.  By exploring and elaborating on the properties and fluidity of glass, the artist interprets nature through this material, creating unique shapes and “environmental skins” for his art.  Texture, form and color become crucial elements to reflect the essence of nature.


1996-1999 Corning Glass School - Corning, NY                      – Studied with Dino  Rosin                                                       – Studied with Josiah McElheny

  – Studied with Jack Wax and Marc Petrovic

  – Studied with Pino Signoretto

  – Studied with Emilio Santini                                                    – Studied with Lino Tagliapietra

  – Studied with Stephen Powell

  – Studied with Bill Gudenrath


1994-98  New York State School Of Ceramics At Alfred        University - Alfred, NY                                                               – Studied with Steve Edwards

  – Studied with Fred Tschida

  – Studied with Ferd Thieriot

  – Studied with Glen  Zwygardt

  – Studied with Ed Francis

1997  Pilchuck Glass School - Stanwood, WA                          – Studied with Gene Koss

1996   Haystack Mountain School Of Crafts - Deer Isle, ME    – Studied with Ruth King


2000   Artist in Residency, University Wisconsin, Madison  1997   Pilchuck Scholarship - Stanwood, WA                       1997   Alfred University Artist Award - Alfred, NY                 1997   IGS Award(International Glass Symposium)                          Novy Bor, Czech Republic

1997    “Young Glass” -   Ebeltoft, Denmark                                              

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