Shane Fero
b. Chicago, Illinois 1953, resides in Penland, North Carolina

Squiggle Bird , 2004
Edition of 20

image: 18 x 24," paper size: 22.5 x 28.5"

Temperance, 1995
Edition of 150

image: 24 x 18," paper size: 30 x 22.5"

Shane Fero's resume is long and distinguished. Examples of his work in glass can be found in museum collections in Japan, Denmark, Germany and the United States. His renown as a teacher covers almost as wide a range. Over the years Fero has presented classes, workshops, demonstrations and lectures in flameworking at Penland School of Crafts, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Urbanglass in Brooklyn and at the Niijima Glass Center in Japan.

Fero began flameworking at the age of fifteen as an apprentice to Jerry Coker in Winterhaven, Florida and later with Jerry and Lee Coker in Lake Placid, New York. Fero attended college at Plattsburg State University, where he studied philosophy. Addition study in glass technique was taken at Penland School of Crafts in 1988 and 1989 and at Pilchuck Glass School in 1991.

His flameworked glass goddesses, birds and hybrid human-animal figures are influenced by primitive myth and twentieth-century Surrealism. He sometimes combines these figures with blown glass vessels to create objects that look as though they would be as much at home in ancient Egypt or Samaria as modern times. Fero says that the influences of philosophy, mythology and sociology as well as personal dreams and symbols are fused together in his work.

Shane Fero was a guest artist at Littleton Studios in 1995 and 2004. During both visits he used a combination of engraving and glass etching to fix his imagery on the glass printing plate.

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Bennett Bean

William and Katherine Bernstein

Dale Chihuly

Shane Fero

Sergei Isupov

Herb Jackson

Richard Jolley

Stanlislav Libensky

Harvey K. Littleton

Peter Loewer

Tom Nakashima

Judith O'Rourke

Italio Scanga

Therman Statom

Claire VanVilet

Emilio Vedova

Dan Welden

Anne Wolff

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