Phil Vinson is an artist and educator working in glass and metal. He began his glass career in 1994 at Tyler School of Art. Phil has spent the last two decades exploring a variety of employment opportunities, constantly learning new skills and techniques for solving “material” problems (how to put things together). He has worked in glass studios as head gaffer, assistant, studio manager, technician and instructor. He has also worked for blacksmiths making parts, assembling and installing small & large scale works.This vast knowledge and experience gives Phil a unique approach to making and problem solving. Since 2011, Phil has been traveling the country extensively, teaching workshops and giving demonstrations on mold blowing & fabricating techniques. He currently lives in Americus, GA, where he is the 3D studio technician at Georgia Southwestern State University.