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Jason Christian grew up in Coupeville, a small town situated on Whidbey Island in the heart of the Puget Sound region of western Washington State. Jason’s mother was a nurse; his father, a metal fabricator. As an adolescent he thought that he too would find a place in the blue-collar world. He worked construction and odd jobs. He drove delivery trucks. However, there was something inside driving him towards a more creative vocation. His mother, a painter, told him, “You should really go check out this glass studio downtown. I read about it in a magazine.” He went and saw a master glassblower turn a molten blob into a flower and was hooked. This was during the late 1990s and the Northwest glass scene was in full swing. Dale Chihuly was hanging chandeliers in Venice. Dante Marioni was working. Italian masters were moving to Seattle. There was plentiful work to be had, along with the strong sense of community that Jason had always wanted. He dove in, and there he flourished.

Jason’s work combines the craft of reticello with classical Venetian techniques and modern simplicity. Technically challenging, it pushes the boundaries of what can be done in hot glass. He has developed a series inspired by the works of Fabergé that combines the delicate complexity of reticello with the intimate detail for which Fabergé eggs are known. 

Jason Christian is an integral member of Dale Chihuly's boathouse team, collaborating with international artists, including Pino Signoretto. He has worked with many well-known glass artists, including Lino Tagliapietra, Martin Blank, Preston Singletary, James Mongrain and Nancy Callan. Jason also has taught at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA, at Urban Glass in New York City, and at the University of Texas Arlington. 

Jason's work is exhibited at:

Vetri International Glass
vetriglass.com
1404 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Montague Gallery
montaguegallerysf.com
445A Sutter st.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Schantz Gallery
schantzgalleries.com
3 Elm St
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Sandra Ainsley Gallery
sandraainsleygallery.com
100 Sunrise Ave.
North York, ON M4A 1B3, 
Canada

Duncan McClellan gallery
dmglass.com
2342 Emerson Ave. S, St.
St. Petersburg,Fl 33712