Mark Gordon began blowing glass in 2003. His first experience with the medium was at Icefire Glassworks in Cannon Beach, Oregon, and he now lives and works in Bend, Oregon. His current body of work is focused on blending colors and balancing them with individual forms. The challenge of combining colors in different ways, and working with a hot and fluid medium, keeps every day of working with glass new and exciting.
“Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland were my first mentors in glass. I never imagined what glass had in store for me. It has shaped my life over the last fourteen years, and created a sense of accomplishment and pride in myself and the work I create. I currently work with Michelle Kaptur, another great friend and mentor.”
Mark Gordon has studied at Firehouse Glass from 2003 to 2005, and Eugene Glass School with Karen Willenbrink in 2006. He also studied at The Pilchuck Glass School under Richard Royal in August of 2012 and Davide Salvadore and Shelley Muzylowski Allen in July 2016. Most recently, he led a workshop on Goblets at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle under Boyd Sugiki in July of 2017.