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Bryan Kitson is a native of Blissfield, Michigan, a small town nestled amongst the cornfields about 15 miles from Toledo, Ohio. After high school, Bryan attended the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where he perfected his love of watercolors. He graduated with a B.F.A. in Illustration.

Shortly thereafter, he returned home to Michigan. However, after two years of restoration and original design of stained glass for a local artisan, Bryan made the decision to move to Albuquerque, New Mexico to pursue a longtime dream to blow glass.

Paired with a fellow SCAD alum and entrepreneur, Bryan formed KBGlassworks, an art venture focusing exclusively on lampworking borosilicate glass. With KBGlassworks, Bryan developed the innovative technique of coldworking, applying the traditional jeweler’s skills with gemstones to cut and polish the glass. The result was extraordinary and unique sculpture, jewelry and vessels.

KBGlassworks eventually dissolved, and now Bryan works exclusively under his own name. Bryan currently lives in the mountains east of Albuquerque and continues to produce amazing pieces of art at his home glass studio. He draws inspiration from the color and form of the rugged southwestern landscape. Bryan subsides on the sale of his art through the internet and fine art shows locally and nationally. In addition, he has shared his evolving skill and love of glass with two long term apprentices. His work is featured in the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, The Marble Museum in Yreka, California and the Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum in Kobe, Japan.

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