- Jean-Pierre Canlis
Jean-Pierre Canlis (born 1973) is an American
Jean-Pierre Canlis first picked up a glassblowing pipe in 1991 at the
Punahou Schoolin Honolulu, Hawai'i. He later studied glass art at Alfred University's School of Art and Design in New York, and the Pilchuck School in Stanwood, Washington. During the summer of 1993, instructor Martin Blank introduced Canlis to Seattle glass artist, Dale Chihuly. After their introduction, Chihuly hired Canlis as a hot shop employee.
Jean-Pierre worked with Chihuly for the next nine years. During his last fours years with Chihuly, Canlis also worked with Lino Tagliapietra's glass team. Five years after beginning with Chihuly's hot shop team, in 1996, Canlis created the company Jean-Pierre Canlis Glass now known as Canlis Glass.
Canlis's works are on view in the Canlis Glass Gallery and Studio of Seattle, WA. They can also be seen in restaurants, hotels, and corporations in Seattle, Washington; Kirkland, Washington; and Honolulu, Hawai'i. Canlis has exhibited his work in the Panache Group Exhibition in Honolulu, Hawaii; several Punahou Alumni Art Show Exhibitions in Honolulu, Hawai'i; the Windward Artist Guild 43rd Annual Juried Member Exhibition in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Showcase Group Exhibition at the Honolulu Academy of Arts in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Windward Artist Guild 43rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition in Kaneohe, Hawaii; the Keepers Of The Flame Group Exhibition in Honolulu, Hawaii; the 1st Annual Hot Glass Hui Showcase Group Exhibition in Honolulu, Hawaii; the JN Audi Gallery of Honolulu, Hawaii; and several Goblet Show Group Exhibitions at The Glasshouse of Seattle, Washington.
Canlis Glass is now a strong name in the glass art world. After spending four years working exclusively on Canlis Glass in Honolulu, J.P. with his wife and business partner, Leigh Canlis, moved back to Seattle in June 2005 to set up Canlis Glass Gallery & Studio. He currently lives with his wife in
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