Michael Hatch, Glass Artist

Michael Hatch is a glass artist working out of his Crucible Glassworks Studio in Weaverville, North Carolina.  Michael creates whimsical glass face jugs, distinctive functional vessels and art glass sculptures. Blending ancient Venetian techniques with contemporary designs, Michael also offers demonstrations and workshops.

  • Media:
    Glass
  • Website:
  • Phone:
    828-645-5660
  • Address:
    Weaverville, NC
  • Email:
    GlassHatch (at) aol (dot) com

Michael Hatch

Hot glass is blown and sculpted to create the whimsical and distinctive fine quality Art Glass of Crucible Glassworks. Ancient Venetian techniques are used in a way that is new and gives a nod to the Contemporary Glass movement. One of a kind sculptures, as well as functional vessels and Glass Face jugs make the work instantly associated with  Mike Hatch, Southern Highland’s Craft Guild Member and Owner of Crucible Glassworks in Weaverville, NC.

EDUCATION

2000    Penland School of Craft – Penland, NC
Advanced Solid Working – Pino Signoretto

2000    Penland School of Craft – Penland, NC
Glass Enamel Techniques – Walter Lieberman

1997    Pilchuck Glass School – Stanwood WA
Advanced Solid Working – Pino Signoretto

1996    Pilchuck Glass School – Stanwood, WA
Advanced Glass Blowing – Dimitri Michaelides

1994    Studio Access to Glass – Corning, NY
Venetian Glass Blowing – William Gudenrath

1989    Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA
B.S. Sociology & Anthropology

1986-89    Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA
Glass Working Course work – Kent Ipsen

WORK EXPERIENCE
2010 – 2013   Energy Xchange – Penland, NC
Artist in Residence

1998 – 2008   Crucible Glassworks – Asheville, NC
Founder & Studio Artist in hot glass studio/gallery

1997 – 1999        Various Studios – Asheville, NC
Freelance Artist, Gaffer, and Studio Assistant

1993 – 1997        Tesuque Glassworks – Santa Fe, NM
Artist in  Residence, Shop Technician, Gaffer , Assistant

1990 – 1993        Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA
Teaching Assistant