Marc Mellon began college as a premed student but switched to history and philosophy before discovering art. Today, Mellon is one of America’s foremost figurative sculptors, best known for his portrait busts, commemorative sculptures, and bronze pieces.
José Chardiet fled Cuba with his family in 1960 and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. He studied glassmaking there and at Kent State University in Ohio, and taught for many years at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Kari Russell-Pool often collaborates with her husband, Marc Petrovic, who is also a glass artist. They both graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in the early 1990s and set up a studio in Essex, Connecticut.