Photo by Josh Greenberg

Photo by Josh Greenberg

Christopher N. Hofmann instantly fell in love with blowing glass at the age of 17 in the Toledo Museum of Art's original hot shop. He holds a BFA in Sculpture, Jewelry, and Hot Glass from Columbus College of Art and Design, where he was exposed to Venetian techniques, sculpting, small scale metal fabrication and other mixed media. Shortly after graduating in 2008, he went on to become a Tech Apprentice at the Pittsburgh Glass Center from 2010-11.

Chris now works as a full time technician at PGC, all the while continuing to hone his Venetian practices, pursue the sculptural applications of the material, and sharing his love of glass through teaching.

Exhibitions /

"Featured Artist of the Month"
Pittsburgh Glass Center, May 2016

"Out of the Archives & Into the Gallery"  Pittsburgh Glass Center, 2015

"Summer Flower Show"
Phipps Conservatory, 2013

Pittsburgh Glass Center, 2012

Pittsburgh Glass Center, 2011

Pittsburgh Glass Center, 2011

“From the Earth to the Fire & Back” Pittsburgh Glass Center, 2011

Future Tenant, 2010 


experience /

Pittsburgh Glass Center: 2018

Rosenberg Residency
Salem State University: 2017

Starter & Production Assistant
Drew Hine of Vessel Studio: 2012-13, 2014-16

Gaffer & Production Assistant
Carlyn Ray of Carlyn Ray Designs: 2013-14

Architectural Millworker
Allied Millwork: 2011-12

Tech Apprentice
Pittsburgh Glass Center: 2010-11

Production & Glassblowing Assistant
Brian Becher, Independent Glass Artist: 2008-09

Gaffer & Production Assistant
Dawson Kellog of OMG Glass: 2004-08


Teaching /

Studio Assistant
Claire Kelly
Penland School of Crafts 2016

Teaching Assistant
Raven Skyriver & Kelly O'Dell
PGC: July 2015

Lead Instructor, “Hot Glass III”   PGC: 2015-Present

Private Lessons & Workshops
Vessel Studio: 2012-16

Lead Instructor, “Hot Glass II”    PGC: 2010-Present

Teaching Assistant, “Hot Glass III”  PGC: 2010-15

Demos & Seasonal Workshops PGC: 2010-Present