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Gregory Tomb

Greg's exploration into the world of glass began as a child. Growing up in the Northeast, his family frequently visited the Corning Museum of Glass during their road trips. A passion for travel and a love of glass reflect in Greg's life and his work.  His journey of working with glass began in the spring of 1997 while studying art at Hartwick College, in Oneonta, NY. That summer, while teaching art in Boulder, CO, Greg apprenticed torch-working for the Mystic Family Glassworks. In the summer of 1998, he took a workshop from Emilio Santini at Urban Glass. Greg stayed and participated in a work study program at Urban that summer. This was an influential experience; watching and assisting many Urban Glass artists who work professionally in all areas of glass. Returning to Hartwick, Greg graduated in 2000, with a Major in Art, focusing on Sculpture & Glass Blowing and with a Minor in Religious Studies. 
      Occasionally renting glass time for the next few years, Greg explored the adventure sports of whitewater raft guiding and ski instructing professionally.  Always returning to glass, he gained precision working as a production glass blower in a factory for Simon Pearce. He became a team leader of their production from 2004-2006. Following his spirit of adventure in the outdoors, Greg moved to Lake Tahoe, CA in 2006 and then Santa Cruz in 2011. He has worked as a professional musician, in the hospitality industry, a guide for sea kayaking, zip lining, rafting, and as a team building facilitator. Since moving to California he has worked for Girl Glass, Chris Johnson Glass, Half Moon Bay Art Glass and The Bay Area Glass Institute. While at home is Santa Cruz, He teaches various glass experiences and team building events at BAGI as much as possible. He is currently traveling the US, participating in art shows and selling his work to collectors and at galleries. Using studios all over the country Greg makes and shares his Love of Glass.