Art by Fire is a glass school and gallery on Front Street in Issaquah. We teach glassblowing, lampworking and jewelry making. We enjoy sharing our love of glass with everyone!

We'd love to teach you to make beautiful glass or help you have a fun glassblowing experience. We have beautiful glass of our own for gifts or your own enjoyment too.

Our team:

 Amanda - our gallery director

Amanda - Gallery Director / Artist

Amanda finds the best way to display the beautiful glass at Art by Fire and keeps the rest of us on one page. Amanda's favorite thing about her job is forming relationships with people. She is also a lampwork artist and makes beads for our Beads and Teas classes.

Cameron Cooper - lead artist

Cameron - Lead Artist / Head Instructor

Cameron leads the glassblowing artists and  teaches our intermediate glassblowing classes. When Cameron discovered glassblowing, he felt a strong connection to the environment of the hot shop, the flow of the molten material and the sense of teamwork involved to product an exceptional piece of glass art. Cameron has studied at Pilchuck and in Murano.

Glass artist Alonna Bucheimer

Alonna - Artist / Instructor

Alonna teaches our beginner and intermediate glassblowing classes. Alonna enjoys both glassblowing and coldworking. Alonna has a BFA with a concentration in glass from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has worked in many different hot shops around the east and west coasts of the US and some in both New Zealand and Sweden.

Ian Freas - instructor and artist

Ian - Instructor / Artist

Ian teaches our glassblowing experiences and does coldworking for Art by Fire. Ian is fascinated with history and historical glass, especially the amazing results they achieved with primitive facilities. Ian has studied at Pratt Fine Arts Center.

Art - owner - artist - instructor

Art - Owner / Instructor / Artist

Art teaches our glassblowing experiences. He sees glass as the way to capture and preserve movement and moments in a timeless way. Art's family had a technical glassblowing business for three generations before him so a love of glass comes naturally to him.

Sharon - Owner / Artist

Sharon's favorite thing to make in glass is fish. She likes to incorporate a sense of whimsy into her art. Sharon and Art started blowing glass after Sharon got Art lessons for a 25th anniversary present. The bucket list item got completely out of hand when they both got hooked!

 

Art by Fire street view

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Giving Back

Giving back - peace and love and glassblowing
Local Events - Fenders on Front Street

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Our History

Lenoard making a Bird of Paradise vase