Hayden Wilson

Biography

I grew up in mountains of Western North Carolina. As a child I was exposed to a very creative environment as my father was a glassblower and my mother a potter. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in sculpture from UNC-Asheville in 2007. During this time my work focused on metal fabrication and foundry work. I began my exploration into glass art after attending a glass casting class taught by Hank Adams at the Penland School of Crafts. Soon after graduating I began working for glass artist Alex Bernstein, creating one of a kind cast and carved sculptures. This opportunity allowed me to further immerse myself in the world of glass, taking me to the Pilchuck Glass School as well as Penland School of Crafts as a teaching assistant. In 2008 I was asked to help with equipment setup and instruction at the Jackson County Green Energy Park, a glass studio in the area that is fuelled by landfill gas. In the summer of 2010 I began working at the Asheville Glass Center helping manage the studio and teaching classes. These experiences have allowed me to expand my skill and knowledge of glassmaking and given me an environment to experiment and create.

RECENT NEWS

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design launches “Craft City”

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) debuts a new program series this summer that honors Asheville as “Craft City.” At three outdoor pop-up studios this summer (July 7, August 4, and September 1) people of all skill levels and backgrounds can make a take-home craft under the guidance of a visiting artist.

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