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MARC VANDENBERG

Born 1973, in Lansing Michigan, Marc was raised in the rural community of Mason, just south of Lansing. He spent much of his time outdoors and athletically inclined. Glass first interested him as a child and that interest manifested itself years later while attending Michigan State University. Before graduating with a degree in Television Production, he already had dedicated more than a year of self-instruction working borosilicate glass. In 1999 Marc began working part time as an assistant glassblower at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. A year later, taking Emilio Santini’s workshop (The Studio Corning, NY.), he was first introduced to Venetian figurative techniques. After filling a full time opening in Greenfield Villages glass shop, he returned to Corning for a workshop with Lucio Bubacco in 2002. A major influence on Marc’s blowing skills and Venetian style is Jeff Mack (Greenfield Village Master Glassblower 2001-present). The two have worked closely for several years as museum employees and independent artists. Marc’s work is exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and private collections. He has also taught workshops at The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass, Southern Illinois University, and privately. Recently, two scholarships were awarded Marc for the summer of 2004 making it an exciting year for him. Currently, he is a glassblower at Greenfield Village Dearborn, Michigan and lampworks as a second job and first love.

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