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Matthew Seasholtz

Matt's education at Lehigh University and early work experience were in the field of engineering. He began working with glass at Glasslight Inc with Joel Bless. Glasslight produces high end hand blown glass lighting. At Glasslight Matt was a senior gaffer and product designer. He also taught beginning to intermediate glassblowing. 

Matt started designing his own work in the late 1980's selling locally. In the mid 1900's he began exhibiting as an independent artist. Matt has always tried to create work using simple and clean lines. Matt's optic flower bowls and optic series are examples of this approach. The bowls use transparent colors and the optic mold to create forms that give the appearance of expansive blooms. His bottle series redefines the bottle to hold only light, line and color. 

Matt left Glasslight in late 2003 to move to Vermont. He finished building his own studio in November 2004 and has been producing his blown glass creations there since then. 

Matt's newest work is strongly influenced by the natural beauty of landscapes. Mountain ranges, sand dunes and the ocean are some of his inspiration. In this series Matt is returning to his exploration of the contrast between transparent and opaque glass.