Biography: Steve Gibbs

Steve Gibbs
Steve Gibbs
Sr. Manager Hot Glass Business / Technology Development

Steve Gibbs always dreamed of working with glass. At 14, he apprenticed at his uncle's stained glass company. Steve carried on the family tradition working as a professional stained glass craftsman and artist while attending Elmira College, earning a dual degree in Fine Art and Biology. After graduating, he started his own stained glass business. Steve was then recruited by Steuben Glass where he spent 17 years, supervising every aspect of the glassmaking process including managing the Steuben Glass hot shop, cold shop, engraving, casting, pressing, special commissions, new products, apprenticeships and sandblasting departments.

He joined The Corning Museum of Glass in 1998, where he developed the Museum's Hot Glass Show, featuring live, narrated glassblowing demonstrations for the public at The Corning Museum of Glass and around the world including an Australian coast-to-coast mobile glass blowing deployment called “Blow Glass Down Under.” Steve is an innovator, envisioning the Hot Glass Roadshow, Ultralight Hot Shop, and GlassLab, which are mobile hot shops. Steve was a part of the team that envisioned the only “Hot Glass Show at Sea” on Celebrity Cruises. Steve is named on the patent for the unique all-electric hot shop used on Celebrity Cruise ships that makes blowing glass at sea possible.

Most recently, Steve was part of the diverse team that opened the new Amphitheater Hot Shop at The Corning Museum of Glass. In 2016, Steve was appointed to serve as one of the co-chairs of the 2016 Glass Art Society conference which was the largest ever held in Corning N.Y. Steve was a member of the Management Team that created and implemented the GlassBarge project in 2018.