Andrew Kuntz is a renowned Canadian glass artist whose work has been widely praised for its classical grace, contemporary simplicity, and vibrancy of colour. In addition to winning a number of significant awards, his pieces have been extensively exhibited around the globe, including; The Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.; Pilkington, Sheffield, And Oxford Museums in England; The Galerie Art et Creation in Lyon, France; Tai Pei fine Art Museum; The Hong Kong Museum of Art; and The Museum of Contemporary Craft in New York. Andrew trained in blown and sculptural glass at Sheridan College School of Design from 1977 to 1980. Since that time, he has been a resident artist at Harbourfront Glass Studio in Toronto. His teaching experience at both Sheridan College and the Alberta College of Art round out a career that is framed by awards, invitational exhibitions, and commissioned installations.
I find working with glass meditative, almost therapeutic. I can leave the world behind, and focus... The simplicity of form, the drama of rich, intense colour, the joy of challenge, and the challenge of endurance... The piece, when it is over, is not what is made, but how it is made.