Ed Colberg was first introduced to working with hot glass in 2005. He has studied glass blowing and glass sculpture with many prominent names in the Canadian and International glass art community. He graduated with Distinction from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2014. Ed currently lives in Toronto, Ontario where he is a full time Aritist-in-Residence in the glass studio at Harbourfront Centre. Ed is greatly influenced by nature and the intangible aspects of human experience.
"We have a great affinity for bears because of their powerful dual nature. Though they are one of the most powerful creatures on earth, they are gentle, curious and playful for the most part. Bears are iconic to the Canadian landscape, representing the wilderness that is integral to our country. Bears want what people ultimately want - to be well fed, to be safe and to procreate. Perhaps each bear sculpture is a self portrait of sorts."