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JONATHAN SWANZ
Lecturer
Office Room 203 / jswanz@hawaii.edu
RESEARCH INTEREST – glass and ceramics

jonathanswanz.com
swanzglass.com

BIO
Jonathan Swanz is a specialist in a range of glass techniques – blowing, casting, carving, and sculpting. His teaching focuses on exploring parallels in the energetic and social nature of materials and humans by investigating state change and energy transfer through the manipulation of molten glass, digital media, performance, and architectural installations. He has also worked with exceptional artists across Europe and the US, including Paris, Venice, Copenhagen, New York, Seattle, and Chicago.

Swanz has completed extensive commercial and residential architectural commissions in Cincinnati, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, KY and New York, NY, and has pieces in the permanent collections of 21C Museum and Hillary Lyons of Louisville, KY, the Headley Whitney Museum of Lexington, KY, and PNC Bank of New York, NY.

EDUCATION
MFA – University of HawaiĘ»i at Manoa
BA – Centre College, Danville, KY
BA – Centre College, Danville, KY

COURSES TAUGHT
ART 130 (Introduction to Glass)
ART 242 (Introduction to Ceramics)
ART 400 (Intermediate Glassblowing)

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