Ted Jolda (Ladysmith, BC) attended Simon Fraser University, the Western Washington University, and the Sheridan College School of Craft and Design. He has taught glass-blowing extensively in Canada and Australia and currently creates in his state-of-the-art studio, Warthog Glassworks.
Working primarily in glass since 1985, Ted has received international recognition for his work and is in the collections of the royal houses of the Netherlands and England, the Canadian Craft Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. He has also been exhibited internationally in numerous group shows representing the finest of contemporary Canadian Art.
Ted was chosen to create the goblets for the formal table of the Lieutenant Governer of British Columbia and later was asked to expand the set to accommodate the eighteen heads of state attending the 1999 APEC conference in Vancouver. His work has been presented to presidents, prime ministers and heads of state around the world.