Each year approximately 1200 people come to Penland for instruction. The school has no standing faculty; its instructors include full-time studio artists as well as teachers from colleges and universities.
Most of the glass blowers, potters and other craftspeople we represent have been at Penland either as teachers or students.
Today, Chiarizia's sculptural works express his thoughts about life, growth and renewal in art glass comprised of two distinctive techniques--hot glass and flameworked glass with vitreous fired-on enamels.
Victor was educated at The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass / CORNING, NY, Haystack School of Crafts / DEER ISLE, ME, Salem College / PENNSGROVE, NJ.
His work is in museums and collections all over the world including
Absolut Vodka / TEANECK, NJ
Royal Caribbean / LONDON, UK
Herald Examiner Building / LOS ANGELES, CA
Sandwich Glass Museum / SANDWICH, MA
The Smithsonian / WASHINGTON, DC
Heublein Corporation / FARMINGTON, CT
In New York City at St. Thomas Cathedral, AT&T, St. Ignatius Church, The Frick Collection, Tiffany's, Bulgari, Morgane Le Fay Fashion House and Barney's
And we're lucky to have his work in NEW BERN!!