Andrew Schmitz

Andrew will always hold a special status at Ocean Beaches Glassblowing, since he's the one that taught Bob how to blow glass!  More than just the mechanics, Bob picked up a certain perspective from Andrew that's expressed in Bob's style, of let the glass move the way it wants.

Andrew had taken a haiatus for a few years from glassblowing, but is now at it again - he jumped back into it at McMenamins-Edgefield in Troutdale, OR. You can see more about Edgefield here.

Most recently Andrew has returned to the Oregon Coast. He currently lives in Lincoln City while he occasionly blows glass at various studios, including ours.

Andrew maintains an online portfolio and a blog that you may be interested in.

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This section is intended as more a history of the work this artist has displayed over time at Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery, and not a catalog of what's currently available.  As such, it is useful more as a means of seeing the evolution of an artists' work, rather than a representation of what the artist is currently creating.  Techniques, colors used, and even form of color are elements that are likely to change over time.  Also, some pieces will be unique combinations of color and movement that artist may not be able to reproduce.

The gallery at Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery includes work from nearly 50 different artists, all from the Pacific Northwest, almost all from Oregon, and most from Oregon's central coast.  Whereas Bob creates his work exclusively within our studio, the other artists have their own studios in which they create their work.  Though our gallery basically just purchases their work to sell, we like to promote them in any way we can - which includes showcasing them on our website.  Their appearance here is in no way meant to imply that they work for Bob or for Ocean Beaches Glassblowing. 


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Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery is owned and operated by Bob and Vicki Meyer.  Bob is the primary artist of the gallery.

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