Inspired by the world’s great art glass houses, BJ Katz’s vision was to create a studio artistic community where she and others would work together creating works of contemporary art glass for public and private commissions. Her studio, Meltdown Glass Art & Design, has grown over its twenty year history. Meltdown Glass is an 18,400 sq. ft. state-of-the-art glass studio in Tempe, AZ. Katz now works as Katz + Klein with art partner, Chris Klein. Teamwork is her studio’s philosophy, following the art glass tradition. Katz credits the eleven other talented and dedicated Meltdown Glass studio staff who she has trained in her technique. Large-scale public art glass installations are Katz’s forte—art glass integrated into architecture. Completed commissions are shown on www.meltdownglass.com www.bjkatz.com. Meltdown Glass studio also fabricates artwork for other artists. Katz loves being part of an international community of artists.
BJ joined the Glass Art Society Board of Directors in June 2012.
Galaxy Wall 12' H x 40' W, cast glass wtih dichroic. (Katz + Klein, 2010)
Board of Directors (2015–2016)
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