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.
Gold Topaz/Latte Two Tone Amorpha 2015
Blown Glass 19″ x 9″
Formulations: Caramel Cane with Hyacinth/Sargasso 2010
Blown Glass 33″ x 9″ x 9″
Apple Green / Lime Green Two Toned Sphere 2015
Blown Glass 14″ x 14″ x 14″
Articulated Poppy Red 2010
Blown Glass 48″ x 13″ x 8.5″
This artist’s work is represented in