Phil Sundling has been blowing glass for over twenty years, using fire to craft innovative and beautiful pieces of functional and artistic glass. He focuses on borosilicate lamp /flame working, and has developed a style that merges form with function. In 2001, Phil opened Prism Glass Works, an independent workshop and gallery in Troy, NY that has continued to provide space for local glass artists alike.
Phil's interest in glasswork was sparked during a semester-long internship with a scientific glassblower at GE in Schenectady, NY. His career would begin a year after when he participated in a weeklong intensive training course at the Corning Museum of Glass. Here he was taught by master glassblowers: Tim Drier and Doni Hatz who helped him perfect the basics of the craft upon which he could begin to build his own style, and inspired him to buy his first torch. He has continued to diversify his skills by collaborating with other artists in the field ever since, including major artists such as Robert Mickelson and Emilio Santina. In 2017, Phil travelled throughout the US and Europe to work with a wide range of talented artists. He was even privileged to spend time in Murano, Italy with the Ballerin brothers, an experience that has enabled him to integrate old world techniques within his own style.
Over the years, Phil has expanded his skills from glass artist to glass teacher, joining the ranks of those who taught him. He offers glassblowing workshops to the public and accepts student apprenticeships.
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