Geoffrey Crozier first started working with glass in 2013 when he attended a four-month certificate program in Haliburton. Geoff then spent the following year taking several professional workshops and continuing his independent studio practice, before deciding to continue his studies with glass at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario during the fall of 2014. While enrolled at Sheridan, Geoff began working with the glass department's resident artist, Mathieu Grodet. Mathieu instilled a healthy respect for the material and the old, proper techniques Mathieu was insistent on learning. Geoffrey slowly learned to craft the astoundingly thin, yet sturdy vessels in the way of the old, european masters. After completing the glass-working program at Sheridan and graduating with an advanced diploma in 2016, he received a scholarship to attend a class with the world-renowned Deborah Moore at the Pilchuck School of glass in Seattle, owing to his outstanding work with the material at Sheridan. Geoff has since travelled to the old world and the island of Murano in Italy, to watch and learn from the Venetian master Davide Fuin over a period of two weeks in the summer of 2016. Geoff is currently working full-time as a glass and tool maker through his private studio craft as well as attending classes and workshops whenever possible to continually further understanding of the material.
Born January 27th, 1994
Based out of Orono, Ontario
2019 Attended one week flameworking class with Margaret Neher in Corning, NY.
2016 Attended a two week hot sculpting class with Deborah Moore in Pilchuck, Seattle ( session 3 )
2014-2016 Sheridan College – Oakville, Ont.
Craft and Design – Glass Advanced Diploma
2013 Attended a one week flameworking class with Tim Drier in Corning, NY.
2013 Halliburton School of the Arts – Halliburton, Ont.
Four month Certificate Program
2012 Bowmanville High School, Ont.
2016 4/3 (Four over Three) Super Wonder Gallery – Toronto, Ont.
2016 Vitrify The Sandra Ainsley Gallery – North York, Ont.
2016 Crafts and Design Graduation Exhibition Sheridan College Gallery – Oakville, Ont.
2016 Glass: Inside Out Sheridan College Gallery – Oakville, Ont.
2015 Glass: Inside Out Sheridan College Gallery – Oakville, Ont.
2015 Food for Though Sheridan College – Oakville, Ont.
2016 Pilchuck Glass Award
Given to students showing outstanding academic performance with glass
2019 Full flameworking scholarship for flameworking class in Corning with Margaret Neher
Teaching and Demonstrations:
2018 Taught two weekend workshops at LAC, Mississauga.
2018 Canada day demonstration (sculpted fish) at LAC, Mississauga.
2016 Glass Gathering Demo – Sculpted flower vessel
2015-2016 Hot shop T.A. for alternative media students, Sheridan College – Oakville, Ont. (Occasional)
2015 Glass Gathering – Assistant to Mathieu Grodet
Workshops, Courses and Demonstrations Attended:
2016 Two weeks watching Davide Fuin, DF Glassworks - Murano
2016 Two week workshop with Deborah Moore, Pilchuck – Seattle, WA.
2013 Four day workshop, Blow Away Glass – Elora, Ont.
2013 One Week Flameworking with Tim Drier – Corning, NY.
2013 Three day workshop with Terry Craig – Halliburton, Ont.
Memberships and Associations:
2016 – Present FUSION, Ontario
2013 – Present Craft Ontario
2015 SHED: Food for Thought, Sheridan College – Oakville, Ont.