Janet Zug


Altitude Gallery proudly represents Janet Zug from Chelsea, Vermont.
Read on to learn about the artist's inspiration and artistic journey.


Artist Bio

Janet Zug’s style is clean and classy with a playful feel. From her original hanging vase design and graceful Twister series to her dancing Jesters and happy Jubilant vases, she has captured this medium in a unique way. Janet’s life as a glassblower began with an apprenticeship in 1990. Now, Zug Glass creations can be found in fine galleries and private collections around our world.

My Inspiration

There are so many things I love about glassblowing, First there’s the hot stuff itself, what a crazy medium to play with! Then there’s the challenge of executing high quality work from this pot of hot goo. I never get tired of it because it’s always changing. Blowing glass is the best part, of course, but being a productive business person is equally as important as designing work that I am proud of.

Having the freedom and ability to make bright and cheerful creations is very satisfying, but my highest compliment is the feeling of joy people have when they experience beauty through a piece of my work. Using deep jewel-tones, I strive to create functional designs that inspire happiness.

Born in 1968, I started blowing glass in 1990 and established Zug Glass in 1992. Over the next 12 years, I rented other artists' studios to create my designs, and worked as a studio assistant for a variety of classes in Penland, NC, and Corning, NY. In 2004, I installed my own hotshop in my home in Vermont.

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