Darren J Petersen

Darren J Petersen is one of Canada’s leading hot glass artists. He received his formal training in glass at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary in 1992 and Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, Washington. Glassmaking starts with raw molten materials and an idea, from there you physically make something. “I think that creativity is something which virtually everyone has a capacity for. Being creative is not just a career choice; it is a way of life and a constant exploration of self.”

Darren is also a proud regionalist. He grew up in Alberta, “close to the land and wild things”, and feels this landscape has a very strong influence on the objects he creates. He is an avid outdoorsman, spending summers fly fishing, photographing and wading along foothills and Prairie Rivers.

ACC Exhibitions: Mugs & Jugs (2003), 2 Guys 1 Medium (2003), In Our Own Backyard (2004), inSERIES (2006), All About Alberta  II (2006), Gathering Glass (2006), Up A Creek (2008), Gathering Glass (2008), Unity & Diversity (2009), Gone Green (2009), Glass 2009, Cheonju Selection (2010), THIRTY (2010), Natural Flow (2011), Continuum (2014), Language of Craft (2015), Masterworks (2015)