Artist and glass blower Brad Copping works from his home on the edge of the Canadian Shield, near Apsley, Ontario. Part of an area becoming known as the ‘land between’, it is in this landscape that he has found both muse and foil. His functional blown glasswork can be found in numerous permanent collections including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Design Exchange, and the Claridge (Bronfman) Collection.
His water glass design, ‘Forest Glass’ was selected for use at the G8 Summit in Huntsville, Ontario in 2010. In 2011 he was commissioned by Diageo to create a Crown Royal XR bottle commemorating the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Tour of Canada. His functional blown work was also honoured at the 2012 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition with the Best of Glass Award, the ninth time his work has garnered recognition from the TOAE.