Mitchell Gaudet, was born & raised in New Orleans. After Katrina, he spent months repairing his studio and helping family & friends. When he returned to work, he created pieces about the line that stained his city, where the water settled for weeks. Mitchell Gaudet has sculpted glass for over 25 years. In 1991 he founded Studio Inferno, a glass studio and artists space located in the Bywater neighborhood. His primary material is glass which he uses to abstract, blend, seduce, and sell his collages. He has exhibited work thought out the United States and has teaches frequently at such places as the Pilchuck School of Glass, Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey, Toyama Institute of Glass, Toyama, Japan and The Glass and Ceramics school in Bornholm, Denmark.