Kenny’s production line of glassware features the characteristic high skill and craftsmanship he brings to all his work – both his sculptural works and functional ware. This hand blown cup features his signature air bubble pattern – fully functional for your choice of favorite beverage. Sold individually.
Kenny Pieper – Burnsville, NC
Kenny Pieper was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in the mountains of North Carolina. He began his craft career in high school when he studied at the Penland School of Crafts. Initially, he studied pottery with Norm Schulman and Cynthia Bringle. Later, he found his passion for glass under the tutelage of Richard Ritter.
After high school, Kenny moved to Detroit under scholarship at the Center for Creative Studies. He went on to receive his BFA from California College of Art and Design, Oakland, CA, after which he spent 16 years working as a glassblower in the San Francisco East Bay area.
Kenny’s career came full circle when he left California and moved back to North Carolina. While constructing a studio there he worked at Penland School and managed the glassblowing and lampworking studios. It was during this time at Penland that he developed his expertise in the tradition of Italian glass. Kenny now lives and works as a full time studio artist in the mountains of NC nearby Penland.