Brent Marshall
Work Experience

Personal Glass Studio
September 1985 – Present

Design and create one-of-a-kind glass pieces for commissions and galleries.

Glass Instructor
Kent State University

September 2003-December 2004
Introduced entry level students to the studio experience and basic glass forming techniques – In hot glass, demonstrated blowing glass starting with a basic sphere form and showed how to manipulate the glass to create other forms. In fusing glass, instructed students in simple mold-making methods and reviewed glass annealing theory. In cold glass, reviewed grinding and finishing methods to prepare work for exhibition. Additionally, safety was reviewed throughout the course in all process applications.

Glass Instructor
The Cleveland Institute of Art

September 1987-December 1999, Evening Program
Designed a non-major glass curriculum to introduce all levels of the studio experience in glass forming to the participants. Created small projects to promote self expression in the medium and incorporate the basic techniques of forming glass; hot, cold and fusion forming methods.

Visiting Artist/Glass Instructor
The Cleveland Institute of Art

January-May 1990
Instructed glass-majors in developing concepts using glass as a medium of expression. Explored alternative methods in glass forming to enhance the students’ concepts and encouraged them to reach beyond the simple vessel. Reviewed the history of glass throughout the ages and modern works that push the boundaries to inspire creativity. Students were involved in operating, repairing and building studio equipment to prepare them to manage a glass studio.

Education
University of Illinois, MFA Sculpture, 1983-1985
The Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA Glass, 1978-19983

Grant
Lilly Endowment Grant 1990

Fellowship
The Creative Glass Center of America Three-Month Residency, 2001