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Christopher M. Skibbe


Education: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA                                                      May 2005

Bachelor of Fine Arts – concentration: Glass


Professional Experience                                                                                                   Spring 2007 - Present

THE GLASS SPOT, Owner/Studio Manager / Artist, Richmond, VA                         

Managing daily operations of the hot shop including rentals, classes, private lessons, and workshops

Creating body of work for exhibition and/or sale


Teacher’s Assistant:

Davide Fuin (Glassblowing on Murano w/ Davide Fuin)                                                         July 2021, 2022

Claire Kelly (Yes We Cane! -The Glass Spot)                                                                                  March 2019

Russell Carson (Italians do it Better.. and So can You - The Glass Spot)                    Jan 2018, Jan 2019

Claire Kelly (Reticello is for Punks - Pittsburgh Glass Center)                                                       July 2017


Assisting Demoing Artist + Demoing Artist:

GAS Murano Asst. to Claire Kelly Effetre - Murano, Venice, IT]                                                     May 2018

Pre-GAS Asst. to Grant Garmezy [Luab Murano Gallery 4.0 - Murano, Venice, IT]                     May 2018

Demo + Asst. 3rd Thursday Demo Series [The Glass Spot - Richmond, VA]                       2014 - present


Continuing Studies:                                                                                                                  Summer Intensive

D.F Glassworks, Murano, Venice IT

Davide Fuin (Glassblowing on Murano w/ Davide Fuin 2016 - 2019, 2021)

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA                                                                               Summer Intensive

Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz (Exploring Form – July 2016)

Dante Marioni and Janusz Pozniak (Advanced Glassblowing – May 2014)

Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz (The Difference is in the Details – July 2012)

Claire Kelly & Anthony Schafermeyer (L’Incalmo – May/June 2006)

Kait Rhodes (Painting with Italian Patterning Techniques – June/July 2006)

Claire Kelly & Anthony Schafermeyer (Shape & Surface – June/July 2004)

Davide Salvadore (Tociar Piere – May 2003)

Boyd Sugiki (Foundations – June 2003)

Claire Kelly & Anthony Schafermeyer (Details – July 2003)

Claire Kelly & Anthony Schafermeyer (Shape & Surface: Venetian Techniques – July 2002)

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC                                                                           Spring Concentration

Claire Kelly & Anthony Schafermeyer (Blown Mosaics - 2004)



UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Richmond, VA                                                           (Fall 2013 - Spring 2016)


Scholarship: Commercial Scholarship Recipient (Award Winner, medium: drawing)                 Fall 1996                                                                                                 

Notable Commissions

Richmond Impact Awards (2014, 2015, 2016)

Restaurants + Lighting: Mekong (2013, 2014); Belly Timber Tavern (2010); Mezzanine (2008) | /

[@theglassspot IG + FB]

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