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Wayne McDermott began lampworking glass in early 2002 just after he left the advertising industry. His background in photography and graphic design contributed to his understanding of form, proportion, and color essential to glass blowing.

Through informal apprenticeships with other lampworkers and through formal training at various lampworking classes and bead and jewelry workshops, Wayne quickly developed an array of lampworking techniques.

After two years of working as a free-lance graphic designer while simultaneously engaged in intense study, Wayne began lampworking full-time under his own label, Rockstar Glassworks. Although Wayne spends much of his time creating production glass for wholesale craft vendors based on the East coast and in the Midwest, his local craft specialties include borosilicate pendants, marbles, aquatic animals,…

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  • Born on June 3
  • Joined November 3, 2008

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About

Wayne McDermott began lampworking glass in early 2002 just after he left the advertising industry. His background in photography and graphic design contributed to his understanding of form, proportion, and color essential to glass blowing.

Through informal apprenticeships with other lampworkers and through formal training at various lampworking classes and bead and jewelry workshops, Wayne quickly developed an array of lampworking techniques.

After two years of working as a free-lance graphic designer while simultaneously engaged in intense study, Wayne began lampworking full-time under his own label, Rockstar Glassworks. Although Wayne spends much of his time creating production glass for wholesale craft vendors based on the East coast and in the Midwest, his local craft specialties include borosilicate pendants, marbles, aquatic animals, wine stoppers, sun-catchers, and ornaments.

Wayne currently maintains a private studio in Dover, DE, where he resides with his wife, an assistant professor at a local college, and their dog, Gumbo and their cat, Roux.

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