Drew Hine Biography
Drew Hine's passion for glass began when, as a ceramics major, he found himself in a glassblowing class. From the beginning, form and color have been focal points of his work. He enjoys exploring the simplicity and perfection of the vessel, striving to create tall, beautiful forms. His most recent work incorporates bright, vivid color yet maintains the sleek, modern shapes that are his signature.
When not blowing smaller works for the gallery world, Drew collaborates with
Paul Dorrell of Leopold Gallery on massive installations in blown glass. These have included works for H&R Block, Sprint Center, University of Kansas Hospital, the Olathe Community Center, and private collectors nationwide.
Since the 1990s, Drew has experimented with numerous techniques, but Incalmo intrigues him the most. Upon first using this technique, he discovered the potential to not only combine two colors, but to combine two separate forms into a completely new one. Today he uses this technique to create forms that are unique in the glass world.
Drew resides in Pittsburgh's South Side where he runs his private glassblowing shop, Vessel Studio, with his wife Jeannine.