Josiah McElheny is active/lives in California, Massachusetts. Josiah McElheny is known for blown glass installations.
Biography Josiah McElheny
Working with handblown glass, Josiah McElheny, whose studio is in New
York City, first became interested in glassblowing when he was a
student at the Rhode Island School of Design and apprenticed with
master glassblowers Lino Tagliapietra in Italy and Jan-Erik Ritzman and
Sven-Ake Carlsson in Sweden.
His working method is to create the objects himself rather than
employing a staff of technical assistants, and he often uses techniques
that date back many centuries. He mixes historical eras in his
themes and often combines utilitarian glass vessels that go together
only in his imagination and that, for many viewers, convey pure
A theme of a 2006 New York exhibition, "Twentieth Cent
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