Jay Curtis has been the owner and founder of ArtGlass and
Metal since 1978.
His fascination with art glass started
in the early fifties as a small boy the first time he saw
a glass "cats eye" marble
while playing with friends. Growing up in a small town in Connecticut,
his house bordered on the nearby woods. He, at a young age
gained an appreciation of the beauty of nature and a fascination
with all forms of wildlife. This appreciation has translated
itself into many of his wildlife and classic designs.
Graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1978 with a degree
in graphic design, he received technical knowledge in the areas
of process camera work, reproduction techniques and most of
all problem solving. After starting ArtGlass and metal in 1978
he employed his technical background into his early photo stencil
etchings. What followed was a submersion into glass design
and the addition of many more techniques which he uses today.
Since the late 1980’s he has
also been designing abstracts and glass and metal sculptures.
The diversity of his design capabilities coupled with his
array of techniques is the focal point of his success.