Jason Stropko’s custom glassmaking and educating work with clients, students and fellow Glassmakers
I am available to work with you, please call me if you have a project that you would like to discuss. You can hire me for commissions, work proposals, gaffing, assisting, teaching or cold working. #510 375 8487
2020 New private clients, development of new glass, compiling of a new teaching curriculum and we fell in love with a Chihuahua.
2019 – 2020 ongoing working relationships with designers Linda Fahey Director of Yonder SF, Melanie Abrantes Designs, longterm collaborator Alessandro Latini co-foudner of Sobu Design and ready for more.
2019 Visiting Artist at Bangkok Glass Centre, Thailand.
2018 Art Glass Project Development for an ongoing/new project.
2018 Private Glassblowing Classes
2018 Started regular relationship with Facebook offering Glassblowing Team Events for groups of 10 -16 participants.
2017.12 – 2018.03 Custom made glass project for BCCI. (BCCI is a full service commercial construction company company in San Francisco)
2017 Team Glassmaking Events for Global Corporate Companies, including Facebook, Pinterest, Salesforce (for booking enquiries please use the contact form in the tab above)
2017 Glassblowing classes under the business name: Jason Stropko Glass. Teaching consistently 5 star rated Glassblowing Classes in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Approximately 200+ participants have enjoyed classes with me so far.)
2017 3 months Artist in Residence at Castle Fine Arts Foundry in Liverpool, UK
2016 Jason continues his working relationship with the experience agency Verlocal and resumes teaching private glassblowing classes for adults through 4 different San Francisco & East Bay Area Glassblowing studios.
2016 Jason returned for 4 months to share his skills in a key role with Glassybaby, Berkeley, California
2015 St Helens World of Glass Museum, Christmas Ornament Glass Blowing Event. Demonstration & creating of ornaments for guests.
2015 Jason joined Glassybaby at their new Glassblowing Studio in Berkeley, California; in the position of trimmer. The job is kept open for Jason upon return to the Bay in June 2016. Left Glassybaby in October 2016
2015 Alex Abajian and Jerry Kung; Glasart Society Conference, BAGI San Jose, CA : Demonstration , assisting
2015 Jeff Mack Glass Art : assisting
2015 Evan Kolker – Glass Artist : assisting
2015 – ongoing: The Crucible : teaching Youth Summer Program, glassblowing classes
2014 – ongoing: Glow Glass Studio – Alex Abajian : assisting
2014 – ongoing : Public Glass – San Francisco’s center for glass, art and education : leading glassblowing group classes (intermediate level students)
2013 Venice 3 months study trip :
- Zanetti Studio – personal study / skill development / observing / learning and assisting
- Berengo Studio – personal study / skill development / observing / learning and assisting
- Davide Fuin Studio – student in personal study / observing / learning
2012 David Taylor Group (Cleveland) Ohio : gaffer and assistant (made and assembled lighting)
2011 World of Glas St Helens, UK : Artist in Residence (started nuts and seeds project, raku project, tree bark, natural surfaces project)
2010 Michael Ruh Studio – London UK : assisting
2009 David Taylor Group(Cleveland) Ohio : gaffer and assistant (made and assembled lighting)
2009 Venice short study trip
2006 – 2014 Cohn-Stone Studios : head gaffer
2006 Richard Royal Pilchuck Glass School : Student
2006 Bowling Green State University : Senior student teaching beginner undergraduates.
2006 Bowling Green State University: Assisting
2005 Elio QuarisaCorning Museum of Glass : Student
2005 Matthew Urban | Corning Museum of Glass : assisted in Chicago Making Glass Studio