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Roy Gruver and Rhonda Snowaert

Teaching Artists

Roy Gruver from Bethlehem, PA and Prospect Harbor, ME, specializes in kiln-formed glass and is one of the founders and a resident artist at R&R Glass Studio in Bethlehem. Gruver has been teaching all experience levels for more than 15 years – Banana Factory in Bethlehem, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, as well as a long history of helping other artists as a teaching assistant.

Gruver’s work has been exhibited in numerous shows and events in Pennsylvania and Maine and has studied with a number of major kiln-formed glass artists including Rudi Gritsch, Dan Fenton, Mark Ditzler, Martin Kremer, Alyssa Oxley, Gabi Kustner, Claudia Borella and Matthew Day Perez, and has intensely studied the work of Klaus Moje.

“For me, art is simply a way of seeing, feeling, and doing,” he said. “It is being open to all ideas.  It is part of everyone, whether expressed or unexpressed. And it is not reserved for the special, the few, or the privileged. My hope is that we, as a society, can help everyone understand their own artistic possibilities and encourage their expression.”

Gruver’s most recent work uses line to express images and heat to express movement in mid-sized glass panels.

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