Glass Studio

Bill Glass, Jr. and Demos Glass - Artists

Spiro Warrior

Bill Glass, jr.

Bill Glass, Jr.


ART EDUCATION:

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


EXPERIENCE:

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.


MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:

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


RECOGNITION/HONORS:

1980 - Included in Jamake Highwater book, "The Sweet Grass Lives On", fifty contemporary North American Indian Artists

1984 - Artwork included in Billy M. Jones and Odie B. Faulk book, "Cherokees an Illustrated History"

1986 - Inducted into Master Artist Category - Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Muskogee, Oklahoma

1996 - September, "Best of the West" section Southwest Art Magazine

1997 - Article in 1997 Indian Market Official Program, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1999 - Artwork included in Lois Sherr Dubin book, "North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment from Prehistory to the Present"

1999 - May, received "Cherokee Medal of Honor", Cherokee Honor Society, 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"