Charles Miner Biography
Charles Miner has worked professionally with glass from 1974 to the present, both in blown glass and most recently using his background in bronze casting to produce large lost wax cast pieces of 24% lead crystal. This process often gives his glass a unique texture and patina resembling stone.
He has studied at the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, Washington under David Reekie and Clifford Rainey, and his works are in many permanent collections, including the Corning Museum of Glass; Corning NY, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Washington, DC, the Museum of Texas Tec University; Lubbock, TX, the New Orleans Museum of Art; New Orleans, LA, the new Mexico Museum of Fine Arts; Sante Fe, NM, and the Tucson Museum of Art; Tucson, AZ. Miner owns and operates the "Tesuque Glassworks" hot shop and gallery in Tesuque, New Mexico.