Stephen Paul Day began work in glass in 1980 while a student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. His teacher, a master craftsman in architectural glass, made the works of Matisse in the south of France. Since working in Paris, he has had residencies in New York City at the Experimental Workshop, Pilchuck Glass School, Wheaton Arts, and last year was awarded a residency at the Kohler Arts Center. He has taught at many academies worldwide including Pilchuck Glass School, Sars Porteries in France., Tokyo Glass in Japan, and 20 years at the Bild- Werk Academy in Frauenau, Germany. Stephen lives in New Orleans where he is a full-time artist.
New Orleans, LA, and Germany based artist, Stephen Paul Day has been a frequent visitor at WheatonArts. Along with fellow glass artist and wife, Sibylle Peretti, Day also makes art under the moniker Club S&S. Day studied at École des Beaux Arts in Paris then went on to do residencies at Experimental Glass Workshop in New York City as well as teach at Bild-Werk Art Academy in Germany.
Having received four Creative Glass fellowships in 1992, 1997, 2004, and 2009, Day embraces WheatonArts’ preservation of glass traditions and turns it on its head by creating historical forms with modern twists. During his 2009 residency, Day dedicated his time to sulphide paperweights. He utilized the historic molds in the WheatonArts Glass Studio to create modern sulphide weights that straddle the line between a memory of the past and kitsch souvenirs. For the 50th anniversary exhibition, Day is exhibiting a stacked sulphide paperweight sculpture entitled The Warrior.