We are proud of the Artists that call our studio home.
Sally loves glass for its fragile nature & versatility as an art medium. In 2010, She stumbled upon Duckbill Studios and was immediately captivated by the glassblowing process… the glowing molten glass, the rugged studio and the intricate glass transformation. Since then, she has continued working with hot glass in Atlanta and studying under many talented artist at both Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.
“I have a great admiration and respect for simple, clean, pure forms… those which seem to be the most troublesome yet strikingly gratifying. I strive to push my understanding of design, structure and glass… looking to my fellow artists as well as natural surroundings for inspiration. My work is always evolving and growing.”
For over two decades blown glass has been Corey’s artistic outlet. His surroundings and the natural world have provided him endless inspiration for his work, but the physical challenges the medium of glass present holds a large interest for Corey. Being completely spent after creating large pieces makes him feel like he has given everything he has to the artistic process of blowing glass.
Recently Corey has been focusing on glass color in his work. He has created new color patterns, color reactions and endless color combinations. These uses of color add a beautiful element to his work, letting him recreate details from nature in his pieces.
Parry Moss is an off-hand glass artisan who uses Murano glass techniques such as ballotini and murrini as well as colored frit to obtain the desired motion in each piece. He has taken individual lessons from several professional glass blowers, including Tadashi Torii, Algar Dole, Allen Bush, and Corey Hubbell. He sells his art at local craft and art shows.
The vibrancy of color dancing with light is one of my favorite things to behold, and hot glass is the perfect medium for that dance. I have always been fascinated with glass. The shine, transparency, fluidity and colors have always captivated me. As a young girl, I saved my money to buy glass paperweights and then, a little older, I began collecting perfume bottles. I never dreamed that I would one day be able to craft my own.
My introduction to glassblowing began in 2009 at a summer course at the Penland School of Craft. I have been smitten ever since. The course was titled “Never Too Late” and was instructed by a wonderful glass blower from Augusta, Missouri, Kaeko Maehata. Had she titled the course anything else, I may have been too intimidated to try it. But I did take the class, and passion was found. Glass blowing is physically and mentally demanding. It requires patience, practice, persistence and passion; just like any great love affair!
For me, this journey with hot glass is definitely an affair of my heart. This art form has been calling me toward this moment all of my life. Since beginning my journey with hot glass, I have been fortunate to study with a few of America’s most respected glass masters. I love continuing to learn and explore the boundaries of this medium. Hot glass is a truly joy for me.
By day, Ed Wiley is a corporate data security professional; by night, he plays with fire and molten glass. He started blowing glass in 2011 after buying a Groupon for a five-week glass class at Janke Studios. From the first night, he was captivated by working with molten glass, color, and the transformation into finished pieces. Ed enjoys the rigorous process of creating the work just as much as the end result of shiny, delicate glass. He is drawn to bold, vibrant color patterns and elegant free-form shapes. As a craftsman, he appreciates functional work and hopes for his glass to be used and loved in everyday life.