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Biography: Josh Ries

Josh Ries
Josh Ries

Josh Ries strives to bring balance between traditional glassblowing techniques and a contemporary setting. With his master’s degree in history with a focus on modern and contemporary glass, and more than 15 years of glassmaking experience, Ries brings a unique perspective to his practice.

Throughout his career, he has studied under many well–known American and Italian glassmakers, including Gianni Toso at the Art of Fire in Laytonsville, Maryland. Ries continues his work at Art of Fire as a Resident Artist, where he designs and executes a line of work and teaches a range of classes.