Oliver Doriss is a native New Englander. He had the unique opportunity to experience the medium of glass at a young age, beginning his career as a glassblower in the studio environment at the age of 18.  This initial contact guided him to follow his aspirations in glass as an apprentice at local glass shops.  He received his formal education from The Massachusetts College of Art, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1996

Oliver Doriss at marving table

His desire to more fully realize his artistic abilities and visions has brought him to a range of glass studios both national and international, thereby exposing him to the many different facets of the field of glass artistry. He has been a central figure in the extremely active Seattle Washington area glass community as well as plying his trade in diverse regions from California to Massachusetts.  This mobility has allowed Mr. Doriss to be involved in many projects during the course of his career. He is an instructor at M-Space Glassblowing Studio in Tacoma, Washington designing the yearly curriculum and teaches summer workshops Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York. At the Museum of Glass and Contemporary Art in Tacoma he works intimately with the Hot Shop staff, as well as coordinating special events programming to generate evening glass demonstrations.

As an accomplished artist, Oliver has designed lighting and interiors for public spaces as well as private establishments. His creations exist in many personal collections nationwide.   Mr. Doriss has produced works for artists and designers such as the celebrated Dale Chihuly, and Donna Karan. His one-of-a-kind sculptures can be found in leading contemporary galleries around the country.