Geoff Isles


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Geoff Isles has been involved in many capacities within the world of glass. He graduated from Tulane University and continued his studies taking two concentrations at Penland School of Crafts under Fritz Dreisbach. Soon after returning to New York City, he joined the Board of the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, leading the effort to move the studio to Brooklyn and changing it to UrbanGlass. He taught Product Design at Parson's School of Design throughout the 1990's, starting their glass program within the department. Geoff is the Vice Chairman and the Chair of the Collections Committee of the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA and is also on the Board of the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. His By-Line, the Glass Eye, can be read in each issue of GLASS: the UrbanGlass Quarterly magazine. He is also the past Editor of GASnews, the Glass Art Society newsletter.

Geoff served on the Glass Art Society Board of Directors from June 2009 - March 2014.



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