Volcano Art Center Featured Artists

Adams-Pruitt, Nash

Nash has been working Borosilicate Glass for five years.  He specializes in flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking,  a type of glasswork whereby the artist utilizes a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is blown and LEARN MORE >>

Marian Fieldson

Fieldson, Marian

Marian has been doing glass lampwork since 1981, studying at the famed Pilchick School with Ginny Ruffner and Bandhu Dunham. She did lampworking for gift stores in California, developing a line of signature figures. In Hawai‘i, she owned and operated retail kiosks LEARN MORE >>

Jenkins, Evan

“My family has been a major influence on my life as an artist. I have been around the process of artistic creation since I was I kid running around my dad’s glass studio. My father Hugh was a glass artist and teacher before I was born, and my mother a weaver, paper LEARN MORE >>

Hugh Jenkins

Jenkins, Hugh

Education Oberlin College, 1963-67, Bachelor of Arts 1967 University of Hawai‘i, 1967-72 Rochester Institute of Technology, 1978 Penland School of Crafts, 1978 Grants and Recognition Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts, grant 1970-71 Featured LEARN MORE >>

Landau, Jessica

Jessica was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and raised mostly in rural South Carolina. Her artistic ventures have included completing her BFA in 2D Fine Arts at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, exhibiting in galleries nationwide, and LEARN MORE >>

McCall, Claudia

Claudia has lived on the Big Island since 1964. She has memories of watching the eruptions of Kilauea as a child, and they still inspire her today. She started working in stained glass in 2006, when a friend gifted her with a piece. She loved the way the sunlight LEARN MORE >>

Heather Mettler

Mettler, Heather

I've spent most of my life on the Big Island of Hawaii, growing up here, and eventually graduating from the University of Hawaii. Glass has been my primary medium for over 20 years, an interest I took to as a teenager, frst learning sandblasting skills while LEARN MORE >>


Moe, Daniel

Daniel Moe was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1967 where he received his bachelor’s degree in Hot Glass from The University of Wisconsin in 1991. Being drawn by a powerful calling from the Big Island of Hawai`i in 1999 was a key factor to further expand his LEARN MORE >>

Mike Mortara

Mortara, Michael

Michael Mortara was born in Honolulu and earned a degree in architecture at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa where he minored in fine art, studying glass under Rick Mills. Michael has been blowing glass full time since 1986. Prior to that, he was teaching and LEARN MORE >>

Roger Moses

Moses, Roger

“My work is driven by low light. Through the restoration of church windows and watching the light through the panels at dusk, I have been shown that there is an active meditation in viewing windows. The lead work, or structure, falls away, separating the colors LEARN MORE >>

Siegel, Stacey

Stacey began weaving seed beads and working with stained glass as a young woman in the late 70's. In the early 1980's her interest in glass piqued and became more intimate. Her desire was to be the creator, the alchemist. In the mid 80's Stacey began her LEARN MORE >>

Stebbins, Kane

Kane Stebbins has been blowing, sculpting and shaping glass since 1997. After completing a two year apprenticeship with glass blower, Jason Pfohl, in 1999 he continued his study of the glass medium by attending several workshops with “Glassmasters” Sally Prasch, LEARN MORE >>

Tigner, Philip

“I am originally from Michigan, where I had worked in a printing company for 15 years, and then opened my own New Age coffee/book store. I then moved to Pahoa, Hawai’i in lower Puna.” Pele’s Glass Creations began with a Puna artist, David Karl, who recently LEARN MORE >>

Yamasawa, Wilfred

Wilfred Yamasawa was born in Honaunau, Kona on Hawai‘i Island and was raised on a coffee farm there. He received BFA and MFA degrees in sculpture at the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa, began working in glass in 1977, and started his own studio in 1980. It is located LEARN MORE >>