Department(s): Foundry, Glass Blowing
Kier Lugo is Glass Blowing department head at The Crucible where he also teaches in the Foundry department. As the son of an art teacher, he grew up taking art classes and working in a multitude of different art media. Kier began blowing glass in 1997 at Palomar Community College in San Marcos California, and attended glass blowing workshop with Fritz Dreisbach in 1999 at Red Deer College in Alberta Canada.
After relocating to the East Bay in 2003, he began volunteering at The Crucible while attending SFSU where he later graduated with a BFA in Sculpture in 2007. Over the years, Kier has worked for a number of production glass studios and glass artists in both southern and northern California, including the Penland School of Craft, session 5 summer 2012 as Studio Assistant for Jacob and Arlo Fishman. At the moment Kier focuses much of his energy toward continuing to build up and improve The Crucible Glass Blowing program which he founded in 2016. Once he finds some spare time, Kier plans on making art.
Read an interview with Kier Lugo, "Behind the Glass," from our blog.