Andrew Pollock: Glass

Andrew Jackson Pollack has been an artist all his life. Raised by parents involved in the arts, he was introduced to the mediums of ceramics and glass at an early age; making and marketing his first beads, from polymer clay, at the age of 14. His discovery of his love for glass came when he moved to New Orleans, to attend Loyola University, in 1997. Andrew graduated from Loyola in 2001 with a B.A. in Communications and Visual Arts. Shortly after moving to New Orleans, Andrew also enrolled himself in glassblowing classes at the New Orleans School of Glassworks and Printmaking Studios, one of the largest non-profit educational facilities, dedicated primarily to glass art, in the South. Though predominately self-taught in glass, he has received numerous scholarships to prestigious centers, such as, Penland School of Crafts, in Spruce Pines, NC, and the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, NY. There, Andrew has studied among some of the top artists of his field. As a member of the faculty at the New Orleans School of Glass, Andrew was in charge of coordinating the Lampworking Department for 10 years. He has devoted himself to the exploration of his medium, teaching and creating art full time, for the past ten years, since graduating Loyola. In 2005 and 2007, Andrew assisted, glass artists, Brian Kerkvliet and Bandhu Dunham, for summer classes at Penland and in Canada. Andrew’s work can be viewed in collections across the country, and he shows in various galleries around the South. Andrew’s style and technique are very much his own, allowing him to create unique and one of a kind sculptural and functional art pieces.