27 years of
Summer Garden Show September 23rd
10am to 4pm
1200 40th Street
Christopher Morrison's professional artistic journey began at Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY) where he studied glass making, receiving his Bachelor of Arts there is 1984. Subsequently he expanded his skills through ongoing studies at Pilchuck Glass School: where he studied with Bertil Vallien, Jon Ritzman, Amy Roberts and Robert Carlson.
Before setting up his own glass art studio, Christopher worked at major glass blowing facilities including the Tim Philabaum Glass Studio in Tucson Arizona and Chihuli, Inc. in Seattle Washington.
Desiring to share his knowledge and experience, Christopher began instructing glass blowing at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle in 1992. He then went on to pioneer the educational glass program at Seattle Glass Bowing Studio.
Launched in 1997 Christopher's studio created blown and sculpted glass art that has been exhibited in galleries, public and private collections around the world. His work included mobiles, chandeliers, vases, platters, fountains, pitchers and standing sculptures.
A staunch supporter of public art, Christopher has served on the Bellingham Arts Commission, the Whatcom Museum Foundation Board and Western Washington University's College of Fine and Performing Arts Advisory Board. He is a 2004 recipient of the Mayor's Arts Award and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, PA.
Christopher lives in Bellingham with his wife Sonya and his two sons Brimmer and Keller. He has enjoyed coaching his boys in soccer, as well as hiking, biking and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest