Keith Gabor

Published on by Lindsay Budner.

 
Keith Gabor began glassblowing in 1994 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, earning his BFA in Crafts with a focus in glassblowing. While attending school he worked for the Williamsburg Glass Company. He developed a respect for the art of production and Early American glass techniques. Moving throughout the western coast of the United States after college he worked various glass jobs blowing, instructing and casting lead crystal. After returning to Seattle, Washington in 2003 he resumed glassblowing at Art by Fire while living, assisting and gaffing at Blowing Sands Studio with David Smith. Soon he became the studio technician for The Glass Eye Studio and then the lead hot shop technician for Tacoma’s Museum of Glass and International Center for Contemporary Art. He was responsible for maintaining the museum’s hot shop, working to accommodate the studio needs of every visiting artist and teaching glasswork to the museum’s donors and sponsors. In 2004 Keith was ready to get back to creating his own glass and moved to beautiful, art-friendly Ashland, OR to co-own Gathering Glass Studio with his family. His work has been shown in galleries across the nation and prestigious American Craft Shows.