Mark Ditzler

Mark Ditzler Glass Studio, LLC

"I am inspired by the possibilities of glass, the most magical of materials. I try to bring together techniques from different crafts to create a unique style of glass. As a designer-craftsman, it is the fine details I enjoy, and I hope you will, too."

Mark Ditzler is a Seattle glass artist who uses "surface design elements" in his work. These may be canes or murrini custom made in his hot shop, or small twists or threads of colored glass from his flame working torch. Screen-printing, iridizing, gold and silver foils, and dichroic glass are all used for accents. These techniques are carefully fused in the Ditzler Glass Studio to produce glass of heirloom quality.

Ditzler uses a wide range of kiln-forming techniques to create glass wall panels, sinks, counter tops, and lighting. Working with homeowners, architects and designers, he creates glass commissions for private, corporate and public projects. As a designer and artist, he enjoys the process of taking a client's idea from concept to timely completion.

The artist has degrees in Fine Art and Industrial Design. Originally a clay artist, he studied glassblowing and neon before discovering kiln formed glass. Ditzler has instructed for more than 20 years at Pratt Fine Art Center, Frye Art Museum, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Corning Museum of Glass, and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Seattle Interior Show, Convention Center, Seattle, WA, 2003, 2004 (2nd place Exhibitor Award, 2003)
Display of Instructor Glass, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, 1998 to present
Glass Heron Sculpture, Seward Park Audubon Center, Seattle, WA, 2007
Glass Donor Wall and Atrium Sculpture, Wellspring Family Services, Seattle, WA, 2008
Glass Wall Panel Color Series with Canes, Mesa State College (Colorado Council on the Arts), Grand Junction, CO, 2009
Glass Donor Wall Sculpture, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamete, Portland, OR, 2009