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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 graduating, 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 restoring and designing

stained glass for a local artisan at sites throughout Michigan, 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. In collaboration, Bryan explored 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.

For the past 17 years, Bryan has worked exclusively under his own name. Bryan currently lives in the

mountains east of Albuquerque with his two little girls, his wife Rebecca, and irrepressible dog Bandit.

He continues to produce amazing pieces of art at his home glass studio. He draws inspiration from the

rich colors and rugged form of the vast southwestern landscape. Bryan subsides on the sale of his art

through the internet and fine art shows in Santa Fe. 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,


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