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Biography: Ed Branson

Ed Branson (Photo by J. Burke)
Ed Branson

Ed Branson has been creating colorful, organic pieces and running his successful hot glass studio business since 1985. Participating in many exhibitions and receiving several national awards over the years, Branson’s recognizable work features bold colors, graceful curves, and references to nature.

“Glass has a constant presence in my life,” he said. “Our relationship has been enhanced and explored with some of the world’s glass masters, but predominately my knowledge of this magic material is built on day-to-day experience and practice in my studio. This path has led me to a fairly simple artistic approach; trust the glass, have fun, accept mistakes, study nature and search for beautiful forms and colors with the glass.”

“I’m interested in creating new techniques to combine with traditional techniques in an effort to create pieces that capture the nature of glass and the beauty of nature. Hopefully, a finished piece captures not only beautiful color and form but also some of the magic of glassblowing.”