Jeff Ballard (b. 1977, Illinois, USA)
Jeff is a professional glass artist with twenty plus years experience. He has taught, lectured, exhibited and had residencies both nationally and internationally throughout Europe and Australia and has been featured in several publications including New Glass Review and American Craft. In 2012 Jeff received the US Arts Envoy Grant to help start a glassblowing program for under privileged youth at Berlin Glas, a non profit glassblowing studio located in Berlin Germany. Jeff’s work ranges from mixed media sculpture to high end functional glass design. He is currently working out of Big Spin Glass Studio, a small artist collective specializing in custom lighting, sculpture and functional glass design in Eugene, Oregon.