Ed Branson

“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 inherent in glass’ personality.”

Ed Branson

From: Massachusetts | Medium: Blown glass bowls and sculpture

Ed Branson, a husband and father of two grown children, was born in 1957 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He’s been a self-employed glass artist since 1987, working in his converted 80-year-old apple barn, after studying at the Haystack School of Crafts in Maine. He later studied at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington.

Artist Statement

“Since 1982 glass has had a constant presence in my life. Our relationship has been enhanced and explored with some of the world’s glass masters, but predominantly 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 inherent in glass’ personality.”

Awards

  • 2004 “North American Glass 2004” Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT
  • 2004 Niche Award Finalist
  • 2002 “North American Glass 2002” Third Place Prize, Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT
  • 2000 “North American Glass 2000” Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT
  • 1996 “North American Glass 1996” Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT
  • 1992 “New Glass Review XIII” Corning, NY

Collections & Exhibits

  • Holyrood Palace, Scotland
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Northwest Airlines, Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • Jordanian Airlines Corporate Headquarters
  • Westin Hotel lobby, Reston,VA
  • Smithsonian Craft Show, 2008
  • National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, WY, 2005
Ed Branson