"Prissy Duck", Bill Glass, Jr.


Glass Studio

Bill Glass, Jr. and Demos Glass - Artists

"Sleeping Under Watchful Eyes", Bill Glass, Jr.

17 3/4" x 13 3/4 x 13 3/8"


Bill Glass, Jr.


Spring 1973 - Central State University, Edmond OK, Introduction to Ceramics

Fall 1973 to Spring 1975 - Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe NM, Ceramics and Sculpture


1976 - 1978 - Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Arts and Crafts Director and Art Instructor in Cherokee Communities, Tahlequah OK

1978 - Established Bill Glass Ceramic Studio, Locust Grove, OK

2001 - Established Glass Studio with son, Demos.  The facility is large enough to collaborate on monumental scale works.


Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Institute of American Indian Arts Alumni Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Stovall Museum, Norman, Oklahoma

Smithsonian, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC

Cherokee Historical Society Museum, Tahlequah, Oklahoma


2002 - September, featured article in Cowboys and Indians magazine

2005 - Invited to participate in Changing Hands: Art without Reservation 2, curators Ellen Taubman and David McFadden, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

2007 - Artwork included in Susan C. Powers book, "Art of the Cherokee, Prehistory to Present"

2008 - Served as President of Cherokee Artists Association, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

2009 - September, honor bestowed by Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma as a Living Treasure Artist

2010 - October, Best of Show, Cherokee Art Market, Catoosa, Oklahoma, work titled "Healer"

2012 - June, received "Honored One" recognition by Red Earth Art Show, Oklahoma City, OK

​2015 - April, received Grand Award, 44th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show, Tahlequah, OK, a collaborative sculpture titled "Warrior's Doorway", Bill and Demos Glass

2015 - November, "War and Peace", collaboration with Demos, stainless steel/ceramic, 6'x2'x2', Return from Exile, two year traveling art show

2016 - February, Honored Elder Artist, Tulsa Indian Art Festival

2016 - August, received Betty Scraper Garner Cherokee Artist Award, Homecoming Show, Cherokee Historical Museum, Tahlequah, OK, sculpture titled "D.C. Falcon"

2016 - September, received First Place Sculpture and Speaker of Council Choice award for sculpture titled, "Endurance", Cherokee National Holiday Art Show

October - first recipient of the Annabell Mitchell Award at Cherokee Art Market, Catoosa, OK, pottery piece titled, "Above and Below"

2017 - May, "Cherokee National Treasures", book published by the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Tahlequah, OK

2017 - June, "The Discussion Revolves", Best of Show, Chickasaw Artesian Arts Festival, Sulfur, OK

2017 - October, "The Discussion Revolves", Best of Division, Cherokee Art Market, Tulsa, OK (Cherokee Nation Businesses collection)

2018 - August, "War and Peace", glazed clay and stainless steel, 8'2"x2'x2', collaboration with Demos Glass, First Place, mixed media sculpture, Santa Fe Indian Art Market, Santa Fe, NM

2019 - September, first place pottery category, "Ancient Images", Cherokee Holiday Art Show, Tahlequah, OK

2019 - October, mobile workshop and placemaking week at "The Passage", presenter on public art projects that transform urban areas, international conference and first time held in the United States, Chattanooga, TN