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. Mark's son Marcus is now blowing glass with Mark and has been blowing glass at Glass Quest since 2008 Father and son team up and feed off each others creativity and are creating new works.
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 both individual and corporate collections around the world.
Statement- " The free form beauty of the Puget Sound region is the inspiration of my artwork. Nature provides an endless pallet of color and form that 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.
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