Nate Cotterman | Penland Resident Artist
Nate Cotterman is a glass designer/maker. He is known for his modern interpretation of glass objects, using traditional Venetian glass blowing techniques. Challenging low-end production with innovative design and handmade quality, Nate Cotterman has created a line of bar ware, lighting, and home décor that is both subtle and powerful. His simple forms highlight the natural beauty of the material. The fluidity of the material inspires and enables constant evolution in the design and production of each piece.
Nate graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass. He has worked as a gaffer for some of today’s top designers and makers. He is a sought after instructor in the field, having demonstrated across the US at institutions such as the University of Montana, Cleveland Institute of Art, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and Pilchuck School of Glass. Upon relocating to Los Angeles in 2010, he has worked as a gaffer at 141 Penn Studio. Nate Cotterman exhibits annually at the NY NOW International Gift Show’s Accent on Design. Nate is currently a resident artist at Penland School of Craft.