An American Master Glassblower, Edward Schmid was born in Chicago in 1964. Ed has been working with hot glass since 1984. He is also the guy that literally wrote the book on glassblowing; namely the world’s best-selling texts on how-to do it: “Beginning Glassblowing” and “Advanced Glassworking Techniques”. Ed also teaches at his studio in Pacific Northwest as well as giving classes and workshops in glassblowing worldwide. His work may be found in several museums and major collections around the globe. His specialties include sculpture and decorative art.