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Biography: Wayne Strattman

Wayne Strattman
Wayne Strattman

Wayne Strattman received his Ph.D. from the University of Sunderland (UK) for his many years of work researching, writing, and making sculpture with neon and other forms of lighted glass sculpture.

Strattman’s background degree in engineering coupled with his work as a researcher, teacher, and artist combined over a career to produce more than 100 articles, the industry standard textbook Neon Techniques, and a large number of innovative lighting patents and products that featured techniques beyond conventional neon to make lighted sculpture as well as commercial products that have been sold internationally.

His Boston-based company, Strattman Design, has been a leader for decades in making custom sculpture, architectural installations, and lighting. Strattman Design been a leading firm in technical development of gas discharge automotive and commercial forms of lighting for Corning’s Advanced Lighting Products Division.

In September 2017, Strattman collaborated with Mark Ditzler at The Studio for the Instructor Collaborative Residency. The two first met at 2015 at the Pilchuck Glass School, where Strattman was teaching a course on plasma neon. The two explored creating kiln-formed neon panels and glass sculpture, utilizing the techniques that initially brought them together.