Snic Barnes has been working with glass for over 20 years. His journey began when he was seventeen, and first learned glassblowing techniques at The Crefeld School in Pennsylvania. Subsequent to graduating high school, Snic enrolled in The Appalachian Center for Crafts in Tennessee, where he focused his study on hot glass, and at which he was first introduced to metal electroplating; he also went on to pursue advanced education at the Corning Museum of Glass.
In the years to follow, Snic garnered acclaim for both his unique aesthetic style and his technical explorations as he became a pioneer of mixed media pipes. His work has been displayed in galleries across the world, and Snic has taught workshops at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, Philadelphia Glassworks, Ontario's Edy Roy Gallery, and Lunar Cycle in Tokyo.
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