About the Artists
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Morgan Peterson is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a dual degree in 2006. Upon completion of her degrees, she relocated to Seattle, WA to pursue a career in the arts and to continue her education and advancement in the arts focusing on glass. Morgan has worked for many notable artists including Buster Simpson, Bruce Mau and is a full-time team member for Dale Chihuly. She is heavily involved with Pratt Fine Arts and Pilchuck Glass School not only as a member of the staff but also as in instructor. Her work has developed inside and outside these industrial spaces into a unique system of metaphor and imagery based on the themes of satire through pop culture and addiction.
Jason Christian grew up in Coupeville, a small town situated on Whidbey Island in the heart of the Puget Sound region of western Washington State. Jason’s mother was a nurse; his father, a metal fabricator. As an adolescent he thought that he too would find a place in the blue-collar world. He worked construction and odd jobs. He drove delivery trucks. However, there was something inside driving him towards a more creative vocation. His mother told him, “You should really go check out this glass studio downtown. I read about it in a magazine.” He went and saw a master glassblower turn a molten blob into a flower and was hooked. This was during the late 1990s and the Northwest glass scene was in full swing. Dale Chihuly was hanging chandeliers in Venice. Italian masters were moving to Seattle. There was plentiful work to be had, along with the strong sense of community that Jason had always wanted. He dove in, and there he flourished. Jason is an integral member of Dale Chihuly's boathouse team, collaborating with international artists, including the late Pino Signoretto. He has worked with many well-known glass artists, including Lino Tagliapietra, Martin Blank, Preston Singletary, James Mongrain and Nancy Callan. Jason also has taught at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA, at Urban Glass in New York City, and at the University of Texas Arlington.
Emmanuel Aguilera is an emerging artist, working in hot glass. Originally from Veracruz, Mexico he now calls Seattle, Washington home. Emmanuel is currently focused on designing works of art that honor his Mexican heritage while incorporating traditional Venetian style. His attention to detail and focus on fluidity combine traditional glassblowing techniques with years of independent and professional practice to make him a sought-after artist in the vibrant Northwest glass community.
Making a Difference
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the ornaments go to the Center Art Foundation, which is a subsidiary of the Seattle Foundation that helps fund local arts organizations, youth arts programs, school arts education and scholarships for individual artists. Thank you for supporting the Pacific Northwest arts community.
Points to Note:
The ornaments are all individually handblown and therefore may have variations in size, color and shape. The ornament purchased will not look identical to the one shown in the images.