Michael Hudson was born June 14, 1977. From a very early age, he always had the urge to create. Michael was introduced to Hot Glass in 1999 while attending Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and fell in love with the medium. In 2003, he received a BFA in Art & Design with a Specialization in Glass, and returned home to Louisville, KY; which was beginning to become a hotbed of activity in the Art Glass scene. He spent the next five years working in various studios in the area, as well as helping to start the University of Louisville’s glass program.
In 2007, Michael founded Hudson Glass, where he strives to bring nature and design elements together in creating one of a kind glass objects. Michael purchased Berni Enterprises in 2014 and merged the two into a cohesive line of unique, hand-made glass items by improving on existing designs while growing his own body of work. Everything is designed, produced by hand, and finished by five artisans in a studio located just south of Louisville, KY. All of their glass pieces are truly Hand-Made in the Heartland of America, a feature that distinguishes their work from most glass that is available in today’s marketplace.
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