As a student and instructor of glass blowing for over ten years, Andrew Madvin has an extremely unique vision when it comes to contemporary glass. Studying at many different schools across the United States, including the world-renowned Pilchuck Institute in Seattle Washington, has had a great impact in the precision and innovation of his craft. His most recent endeavor has been a series of work, appropriately titled “Thorn Vessels”, in which clear glass thorns elevate a brightly coloured hand blown glass vessel. An extremely revolutionary idea, the addition of these thorns not only add stability and elevation to the piece but undoubtedly impact the light reflection in the glass making each piece look as if they were glowing. Currently Andrew works from his studio in Detroit Michigan where he continues to produce unique one of a kind pieces for galleries across North America.