Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina,Ben Greene-Colonnese is proud to call western NC home. As an avid rock climber and lover of the outdoors, he is able to combine his love of blown and cast glass art with his love for the backcountry. Ben say of his work, “In my glasswork, I create a visual bridge between two aesthetics: the primal aesthetic of the natural world and the aesthetic of the created form. This bridge both honor the natural world as untamed and opaque, and transcends it with transparency.” Whether in his nature-inspired functional blown glass or in his rough, gem-like cast glass and stone inspired sculptures, Ben Greene-Colonnese’s work forges a visual aesthetic connection between nature and fine art glass.
Ben received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH.