Jonathan Tepperman, mixed media glass artist from California, takes on the complexity of creating innovative blown forms with a variety of different materials. The artist extends the beauty of the pure glass form by moving the viscous material so that he can integrate the glass surface and create a sculptural design by fusing many different materials. The glass fluidity permits him to express movement, and the colorful materials used within his design allow for unique textural compositions. He is one of the co-founders of the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) and has recently received his MFA from Ohio State University. Jonathan has worked with Katherine Gray and the De La Torre Brothers. His accomplishments include assisting at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and The Glass Furnace in Istanbul Turkey. He has taught at California College of Art and Crafts, Ohio State University, BAGI and Glass Axis.