Professional Experience

Waterford Crystal – Waterford, Ireland, 1997 to 2004

Artistic Coordinator and Program Director – Artists in Residency

Developed Waterford Crystal’s « Artists in Residency » program – Liaison between

Waterford Crystal and Collaborating artists : Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Richard Royal, Richard Marquis, ans Hiroshi Yamano. Oversight of project mission, schedule, and waterford factory needs for artists.

Developed and coordinated traveling exhibition of artist’s work in United States.

Chihuly Studio – Seattle Washington

Studio Manager – Dale Chihuly glass blowing studio, 1990 to 1996

Direct Liaison between Dale Chihuly and Team, responsible for daily interpretation of Chihuly’s Artistic vision for glass blowing projects.

Managed team of over 30 full-time artists blowing at the studio, personnel, scheduling, contract negotiations, coordinating visiting artists.

Facility management/maintenance needs, negotiated supplier/contractors contracts, oversight of expenses for studio, negotiated barters/trades for studio and chihuly.

Head gaffer/Glass Blowing Team leader for Persian, Seaform, and basket series. Worked with Italian Glass Masters Lino Tagliapietra and Pino Signoretto on Venetian series.

Project manager – Chihuly Over Venice : Developed relationships with International studios in Finland, Ireland, Mexico, Japan and France, and managed glass blowing needs at each venue.

Coordinated equipment and supply needs for each blow, oversight of staffing, travel, costs, and artistic mission as directed by chihuly.

Pilchuck Glass School-Stanwood, Washington

Associate Gaffer

Worked with Nadege Desonatgze in the execution of her work. 2001

Worked with William Morris in the execution of work by Italo Scanga, Judy Phaff, Patrick Reyntiens, Pike Powers, 1991 to 1993

Worked with Martin Blank in the execution of work by Damian Priour, Andrew Ginzel and Christian Jones, Kurt Wallstab, Clifford Rainey, and James Watkins. 1991.

William Morris-Stanwood, Washington

Apprentice, 1988 to 1989

Assisted William Morris in execution of series : Early Artifacts, Standing Stones, Stone Vessels, and River Rocks. Responsible for studio oganization/public demonstrations.

William Dexter-Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Apprentice, 1987

Participated in fabrication of new glass studio. Held position as vital member of production glass-blowing team.

Les oeuvres de Joseph ROSSANO

Blue Side Media
Le 29/06/2006
Dimensions : 12”H x 9”W x 37”D
Le 29/06/2006
Dimensions : 20”H x 15”W x 25”D
Red Valley
Le 29/06/2006
Dimensions : 34”H x 13”W x 26”D