Accent Art Glass Presents: About the Artist



Glass first captured Evan Chamber's attention at Cal Poly, San Luis Obisppo, in 1999. There he took an introductory glassblowing course taught by George Jerich and learned the fundamentals of glassblowwing. After 4 more years of classes from George, Evan sought to expand his glassblowing skills and knowledge and studied for a month under Fred "Sonny" Cresswell, an American glassblowing eccentric and master from Sonoma County.

After his apprenticeship under Sonny, Evan returned to San Luis Obispo and began working at Central coast Glass Art Studio, a cooperative glassblowing studio in Atascadero. He learned from and assisted Ken Peterson, a co-owner of the studio. After one year, Evan, with his business partner, Elaine Hyde, purchased the studio. Evan and Elaine now own and operate the studio, called SLO Hot Glass, which is open to the public.

Evan's work is in the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Gamble House of Pasadena. Locally, his work can be found at artMinds Studio in San Luis Obispo, Seven Sisters Gallery in Morro Bay, Under the Banyan Tree and The Indigenous Gallery in Cambria.