Jason Probstein is a lampworker living in Asheville, North Carolina. He works glass tubing and rod with a torch to first heat and then shape his pieces. He uses Corning Pyrex, a strong and very durable glass.Jason received a degree in scientific glassblowing from Salem Community College and has studied Venetian glass techniques at the Penland School of Crafts.
When Jason Probstein had blows each goblet, using the skills taught to him while attending Salem Community College, he fumes pure gold and silver to each piece. The red wine makes the lightweight glass opaque, which brings out clear lines or dots blown into each piece. These wine glasses are durable enough for everyday use and can be put into dishwashers without concern.
Jason has reached a goal of having his collectables in museum gift shops throughout the Untied States. His lightweight, durable ornaments are unique in shape and color pattern. This is what makes Jason Probstein’s work stand out among other artist.
While in Israel, Jason went to the National Museum and was inspired by ancient traditional glass. He saw shapes and sizes that stimulated him. When back in the studio, he incorporated these ancient shapes into functional art. These collected pieces are now enjoyed throughout the country.