Mark A. Ellinger, A native of Puget Sound, Washington, Mark started blowing glass in 1983 & served as the Artistic director, Production Mgr, & Head glass blower for a well respected Pacific Northwest glassblowing studio for 15 years.
In 1998 Mark built and founded "Glass Quest " in rural Stanwood, Washington.
Mr. Ellinger has won numerous awards for his innovative uses of color & form, which developed from his love of the Art Nouveau period and the natural surroundings of the Puget sound. His pieces grace bolth individual and corporate collections around the world.
Statement- " The freeform beauty of the Puget Sound region is the inspiration of my artwork. Nature provides an endless pallet of color and form thet lends itself to the nature of glass in its molten state. the breeze of a sunny day, the ebb & flow of a tide, glass captures the movement of creation and freezes it so it can be enjoyed and light can play upon its color & form."
An old Hindu saying
"If you are a blower of glass fashion the cup as if it were to touch the lips of your beloved"
I hope you enjoy viewing my work as much as I have enjoyed creating it.