Wilhelm Vernim was trained as a glass engraver and designer at Zwiesel Glass Skills College in Germany, and continued his training as a Master in Glass Engraving at Zwiesel. He also studied painting with Tom Buechner, and engraving with Jiři Harcuba, and kiln casting with Max Jaquard. He has taught engraving and cold working classes at the Glass Skills School at Rheinbach, Hadamar, Bild-Werk-Frauneau in Germany, The Glass Furnace in Turkey, and IKA-Mechelen in Belgium. He is currently working as a freelance artist and teacher.