Born in 1979, South Dakota USA
Currently lives and works in Wayne, Ohio
Teaching and Instruction
2004 – 2008 Introduction to Lampwork Glass Instructor, Toledo Museum of Art.
March 2013 Twisted Shamrock Mandala Tutorial, The Soda Lime Times
February 2016 Energy Vessel Tutorial, The Soda Lime Times
December 2016 Partial Implosion Dahlia Tutorial, Glass Line
November 2018 Vessel class online Facebook private group Leah Nietz Lampwork Glass Studio
April 2020 Vessels and Bottles online class premiering during the ISGB Gathering
Introduction to Lampwork class at The Bead Factory in Tacoma, WA 2002,
Private murini session with Gini Behrendt 2004.
Three Private hot shop sessions at Gathered Glass in Toledo, OH with Eli Lippman 2018
Goblets with Igor Balbi at The Corning Museum of Glass 2019
2004, 2005, 2006: Black Swamp Art Festival, OH
2005, 2006: Crosby Festival of the Arts, Crosby Botanical Gardens, OH
2019 Summer and Autumn Exhibition, Red Moon Contemporary Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2020 Commemorative Artist for the ISGB Gathering
Bead & Button Magazine, October 2006, pg. 40
A Beading Mecca: Bead & Button Magazine, December 2007, pg. 119
“Vessels” by Jennifer Short : Jewelry Affaire Magazine, Vol. 3 Issue 3, Autumn 2012, pg. 44-46
The Soda Lime Times, Cover, November 2012
The Soda Lime Times, Cover, February 2016
Bead Dreams: Bead & Button Magazine, October 2016, pg. 17
Works held in Private collections in the United States, Canada, Malaysia, The United Kingdom, Israel and Singapore.