Tony Faith Artist Statement
“I grew up traveling with my family. We lived in places as diverse as the Rocky Mountains, rural southern farming and fishing villages, and northern college towns. Exploring new places and meeting people from different backgrounds always excited me. Working with glass has introduced me to a community of diverse individuals and opportunity for travel.”
Tony Faith lives with his wife, Cynthia, in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. He earned a BFA cum laude from UMASS, Amherst in 2001. His interest in glass art began in 1997 as a freshman in college with an independent study at Lunt Silversmiths in Greenfield, MA. After finishing school Tony worked for the glass artists Josh Simpson, Jenn Violette and Robert Dane. For the last ten years Tony has worked for Ed Branson in Ashfield, MA.
Tony has studied at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts with Jose’ Chardiet and Jack Wax and at Pilchuck Glass School with Robbie Miller and John Drury. Tony has also taught classes at Snow Farm School for Crafts. Currently Tony sells his glass art at local galleries and regional craft shows.