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Zachary  Gorell

Zachary Gorell

Title Technical Specialist
Department Glass
Phone 216.410.6712

Since taking his first gather of glass in the fall of 2001, Zac has been practicing the craft as well as teaching others all over the world. Beginning his career in Cleveland Ohio, Zac had his ‘baptism by fire’ at Superior Hot Glass. In these fertile grounds a foundation was laid so Zac could acquire and hone the skills necessary to become a master gaffer. The following years he practiced what he learned from the local glass masters and attended workshops at various trade schools like Penland School of Crafts. His continued artistic pursuits have led him to work for Corning Museum of Glass, teach glass blowing in Taiwan, and travel throughout Europe and the Caribbean.

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