Born and raised in Denver, CO, Chuck Lopez started working in glass in 1989 at a production studio in Boulder, CO, where for seven years he learned all facets of the business. Through this experience, he gained grounding in the fundamentals of working with glass and the practicalities of producing work. He has been involved with Pilchuck Glass School since 1994 as a volunteer, student, summer staff member, teaching assistant, and an Emerging Artist in Residence. Lopez’s involvement with Pilchuck has provided him with exceptional experiences and was where he first saw the full potential of glass as an artistic material. With an educational background in computer science, mathematics, and philosophy, Chuck received a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1995, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University in Alfred, New York, in 1999. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington, where he works as the Glass Studio Technician at Pratt Fine Arts Center while continuing to pursue his work.