Carsten Carlile

My career as a glass blower started with a broom in Eugene Oregon. I had taken several jobs to put myself through college one of which was helping clean up in a local glass shop. I was immediately drawn to blowing glass. In September 1995 I began working on the torch. Within six months I needed more. I left college and my jobs to pursue glass blowing full time for myself.

In the years to follow I honed my skills learning and teaching along the way. I now work from my shop in Bend Oregon. For me there has been no better place to call home.

The strongest influences in my work have been nature and form. I love bringing life to the torch. Skeletons, VW’s, characters, figurines have all been catalysts for my continued growth as an artist.

For me blowing glass is a lifestyle. It’s a daily practice in hard work, creativity, craftsmanship, and self-discovery. I love this life, I love this medium and I will always be learning and pushing its limits.

Contact: Tencars12@gmail.com • (541)441-8515

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