Micahel C. Hall has been working with glass for over 20 years. After graduating from Boston College with a Arts History Degree he moved to Vermont. He started as an apprentice glassblower at Simon Pearce. Three years of learning the basics of glassblowing prepared him for a move to the West Coast to learn at a handful of globally recognized studios. In addition to the NSGS Michael is owner of Curran Glassworks + Design, and Lead Glass Designer at Lightband Studio.com. His large scale installations can be found in restaurants, hotels, and office lobbies internationally. Michael lives in Swampscott with his wife and two aspiring young glassblowers.
Matthew Cronin is glass artist, sculptor and teacher working out of Salem, Massachusetts. He has over fifteen years experience working in the medium of glass and ten years teaching. A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Matt was first exposed glass while studying visual arts at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Upon taking his first class, he became immediately entranced and infatuated by the medium of glass. In 2002, Matt graduated from the University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in painting and sculpture. For nearly twenty years, Matt has worked and taught glass art at a number of private and public studios and universities around New England, including Diablo Glass School and Salem State University. He has also taught classes for Massachusetts College of Art and Boston University. For seven years prior to opening North Shore Glass School, Matt was the studio manager and senior instructor at Diablo Glass School in Boston, MA. His work has been on display at museums, galleries and private collections throughout the country. Matt and his wife live in Salem with their new son Jonathan.