Jay has worked for many studios since 1992 for various artists, designers and architects as a project manager, design consultant and gaffer. He co-taught at Pilchuck Glass School with Swedish designer Ann Wahlstrom and has worked for artists such as Laura and Alessandro De Santillana, Xu Bing, Angelo Filomeno, Bruce Mau, Catherine Chalmers, and Mildred Howard. He has taught at workshops at The Bay Area Glass institute in San Jose, Pittsburg Glass School, Espace Verre in Montreal and the Royal Copenhagen School of Art and Architecture on the island of Bornholm, Denmark.

 

Jay is currently serves on the board of directors of Berlin eV and was on the GAS and BCGAA boards. Before joining Pilchuck as Educational Coordinator he worked for a contemporary art museum, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. He has been a visiting artist at such places as The Museum Of Glass, The Bay Area Glass Institute, The Royal Danish School of Design and Architecture and The Berengo Studio in Murano. His work is in many private and public collections such as Elton John, The Bronfman family’s Clairage Collection, The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Foreign Affairs Canada, The Museum of Montreal and the Boston Museum of Fine Art. He is a recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts mid career research grant and was the honorary chair for the Pittsburg glass Center in 2014. Jay’s work explores botanically inspired sculptural vessel forms, mixed media sculptural work and time based video/glass installations.

 

Jay Macdonell’s CV

 

Jay Macdonell Sky Blue-Opoline White Two Tone Amorpha 16x10

Sky Blue/Opaline White Two Tone Amorpha  2015
Blown Glass  16″ x 10″
$1,300.00

 

Jay Macdonell Gold Topaz-Latte Two Tone Amorpha 19x9

Gold Topaz/Latte Two Tone Amorpha  2015
Blown Glass  19″ x 9″
$1,300.00

 

carmel hyacinth sargasso 33h

Formulations: Caramel Cane with Hyacinth/Sargasso  2010
Blown Glass  33″ x 9″ x 9″
$3,400.00

 

Jay Macdonell Apple Green and Lime Green Two Toned Sphere 14"

Apple Green / Lime Green Two Toned Sphere  2015
Blown Glass  14″ x 14″ x 14″
SOLD

 

Jay Macdonell Glass

Articulated Poppy Red  2010
Blown Glass  48″ x 13″ x 8.5″
SOLD

 

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