LaBrecque Glassworks is the small, family-run studio of glass artist Ben LaBrecque. For almost ten years, Ben has practiced a technique of glass blowing called flameworking. This process utilizes a high temperature torch to heat the glass until it reaches a molten state. Once hot enough, glass can be shaped and blown into nearly any form imaginable! Ben lives and works in beautiful Teton Valley, Idaho with his muse and manager, Erin, and their spirited and spunky young daughter, Harriet. Ben is dedicated to making high quality, unique, affordable, and functional glass pieces inspired by the natural world.
Ben received formal training in Fine Art at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. Ben has studied glass at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, Washington with renowned glass artist, educator, and author, Bandu Dunham. Ben also attended the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, under the tutorship of Italian glass artists Emilio Santini, a world-renowned Italian goblet maker and instructor, and Simone Crestani, a glassblowing master and contemporary artist. When not making glass, Ben can be found backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and chasing after his tiny daughter.