Christopher Morrison’s professional artistic journey began at Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY). There he studied glass making and received his Bachelor of Arts in 1984. Subsequently, he expanded his skills through ongoing studies at Pilchuck Glass School: where he studied with Bertil Vallien, Jon Eric Ritzman, Amy Roberts, and Robert Carlson.
Before setting up his own glass art studio, Christopher worked at major glass blowing facilities including the Tim Philabaum Glass Studios in Tucson, Arizona, and Chihuly, Inc. in Seattle, Washington.
Desiring to share his knowledge and experience, Christopher began instructing glass blowing at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle in 1992. He then went on to pioneer the educational program at Seattle Glassblowing Studio.
Launched in April 1997, Christopher’s studio creates blown and sculpted glass art that has been exhibited in galleries as well as public and private collections around the world. His work includes mobiles, chandeliers, vases, platters, fountains, pitchers, and standing sculptures.
A staunch supporter of public art, Christopher has served on the Bellingham Arts Commission, the Whatcom Museum Foundation Board and Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts Advisory Board. He is a 2004 recipient of the Mayor’s Arts Award and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, PA.
Christopher lives in Bellingham with his wife Sonya, and his two sons Brimmer and Keller. He has enjoyed coaching his boys’ in soccer, hiking, and biking while enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
His 4000 square foot studio is spacious enough to create large art pieces and intimate enough to accommodate Morrison’s signature sculptures. The studio is available for production, classes, and special events. There are two glory holes, two annealing ovens, a garage, and a full cold shop, including a sandblaster.
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