Deborah Czeresko

Biographical Sketch:

Deborah Czeresko began working with glass in 1987 after completing a B.A. in psychology at Rutgers University. Her original focus in was the mastery of Renaissance Venetian glassblowing under the tutelage of the maestro William Gudenrath and later studies with Venetian maestros Lino Tagliapietra, Pino Signoretto, Dino Rosin and Elio Quarissa in traditional Venetian style.

In 1991 she attended graduate school at Tulane University to pursue large-scale glass sculpting and hot casting with professor Gene Koss. At this time she also studied Czech blowing with Petr Novotny inspired by it’s more expressive gestures.

Since graduating, she has been an instructor at Pilchuck Glass School, Tyler School of Art, New York University, Parsons School of Design, Urban Glass and Corning.  She has been a visiting artist and lecturer at numerous universities and schools throughout the United States.

For the past several years her professional objectives have shifted to creating large-scale installations, site-specific works, and unique lighting. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines including Dwell, Architectural Digest, and Elle Décor.

Deborah’s most recent achievements include: a hanging 30 foot long x 10 foot high cast glass wall installed in Long Island, NY, a 25 foot long cascading strand of horizontal drops installed at Middlebury College, VT, the World’s Largest Glass Ornament achieved at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center.