Experience and Connect

Come to WheatonArts and immerse yourself in creativity! Visiting our Artists Studios gives you first-hand contact with artists while they work.

Converse and ask questions, or simply listen to one of our talented narrators explain the process from start to finish. Watch live demonstrations to learn how each material is shaped and worked into finished objects.

An Artist Community

At WheatonArts, the creative process is considered as mission critical as the objects collected and exhibited. While glassmaking remains one of our strongest assets, presenting it in context with other art forms is considered key to providing creative cross-fertilization. Our hope is to honor and share the creative process through the realization of artistic vision and dialogue based on ideas, and not solely on a specific material.

Permanent studios include the Glass Studio, one of the first public access amphitheater-style studios in the country, and home to the Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship Program. Ceramics and Flameworking Studios also offer numerous educational opportunities for the visiting public while ensuring an enriched dialogue, visual and otherwise.

WheatonArts is constantly hosting contemporary and traditional artists in many different capacities. Whether they are the recipients of the Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship residencies, guest artists for special events, instructors, or independent artists renting our facilities, they contribute to a dynamic artist community that feeds to the visitor experience as well as our institutional vitality.

We invite our guests to visit the studios, offering a unique level of public access to working artists and their creative processes. Balancing this high level of visibility to the public, with the environment needed to focus and create, is an ongoing priority. We ask that all visitors respect the studios as the artist’s professional work space.

Meet the Artists of WheatonArts! 


Don Friel
Skitch Manion
Joe Mattson
Cooper O’Brien
Brian Reilly
John Roesberg

Glass (Work Exchange)

Caz Boyd
Steven Boyd
Tricia Dufford
Raymond Martino
Robert Murray
Janice Olivio
David Utz


Samantha Bartlett
Terry Plasket

Amy Peseller
Tessa Peterzak
Erika Pugh
Phyllis Seidner

Flamework (Volunteer)

Susan Boyce
Chris Coffman
Deborah DiMarco
William Futer
Jennifer McPherson
Gaby Oortgiesen

Other (Volunteer)

Kenneth Leap, Stained Glass Artist
Cherele Oriolo, Paper Beads Artist
Phil Vitale, Photographer