Matthew Paskiet, founder of Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery will be bringing his mobile hotshop to FWMoA to demonstrate the art of glass blowing. We will also be showcasing his work, along with other glass artists featured in the Paradigm Gallery. Matthew Paskiet is a Glass City native. He first studied glassblowing at The Toledo Museum of Art in 1993. In 1998, Matt continued his studies at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State before moving onto the Fundacio Centre del Vidre in Barcelona, Italy in 2001. By assisting other reputable artists, including Chihuly’s Boathouse Studio Team in 1999-2000, Matt was able to further refine his skills. Returning to Ohio, Matt opened up Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery in 2002, where he has been blowing glass ever since. He currently resides in Holland, Ohio with his wife and two children.