Posted Aug 18th, 2008 by Sara Stacy  Category: Business,


Toledo, Ohio—The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) recently named Jeff Mack as the Museum’s
glass studio manager. As glass studio manager, Mr. Mack leads the Museum’s interactive glass
programs that have become integral to the public’s experience of the Glass Pavilion. He will also serve to expand the Pavilion’s role as a nationally known center for glassmaking.

“Jeff has experience that spans museum, technical, and academic settings,” TMA Director Don
Bacigalupi said. “I am confident that he will be a great asset to the Museum staff and students, as well as a vital part of the future of the Glass Pavilion and our community.”

Most recently, Mr. Mack was the Master Glassblower at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield
Village in Dearborn, Michigan. He has also taught at prestigious locations including Urban Glass,
Pittsburgh Glass Center, California College of the Arts, Corning Museum of Glass, and TMA. He
received a BFA from Bowling Green State University in 1996, specializing in glass art, and has
since furthered his education at Pilchuck Glass School, the Corning Museum of Glass, and
Haystack Mountain School for Crafts. He also studied glassmaking in Murano, Italy.

According to Mr. Mack, “The Toledo Museum of Art displays excellence in all facets, from its
amazing collection and facilities to its programs and staff. The way in which the architecture of the Pavilion combines the world-class collection of glass with a working glass studio appears seamless and harmonious. I am excited to have the opportunity to create and build upon that foundation of excellence.”

Within the Glass Pavilion, designed by Tokyo-based SANAA, artists and visitors can explore the
creative process of glassmaking alongside masterworks in the collection. The Pavilion is unique in that visitors can simultaneously watch live glassblowing and view a world-class glass collection through transparent walls of curved glass.

The Toledo Museum of Art is often referred to as the birthplace of the Studio Glass Movement. In 1962, the Museum held experimental glass workshops, which combined chemist Dominick
Labino’s technical knowledge, ceramist Harvey Littleton’s artistic perspective, and glassblower
Harvey Leafgreen’s skills to make it possible for glass artists to work in small, non-industrial
studios. Today, the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion® offers state-of-the-art hot shop facilities to artists from around the globe.

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Sara Stacy - Toledo Museum of Art | Toledo, OH | 2 Comments »


  1. Betsey Schnetzer Says:

    Jeff Mack is such a talented glass artist, I am sure he will be a welcome addition to the staff at the Glass Pavilion. I am looking forward to watching him in the studio in the near future.

  2. Liz Cepanec Says:

    Dear Jeff Mack……
    Alex Stisser, a colleague of mine here at the Museum of Glass recently introduced me to you and your work and recommended I contact you about the Visiting Artist Program here. And, it just so happens that I’m visiting family in Waterville, Ohio in early November. I wondered if we might meet briefly while I’m there (albeit a short, family-oriented visit).

    I manage the Visiting Artist Program for the Museum and would like to talk to you about your interest in coming here and how we might collaborate in the future.

    Hope we can connect soon. I travel November 6 – 10.
    My best.
    Liz Cepanec

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