Steven Ciezki was born in Calumet City, Illinois and is currently living and working in Phoenix, AZ. as a glass artist. At a young age, he was fascinated with the art of drawing. This skill grew and developed further throughout his high school art classes. During his college career at Illinois State University, experimentation with drawing, photography, and glass blowing changed his vision of the basic two-dimensional world. Steven received his BFA in glass from Illinois State University and has plans to travel the world and continue to learn from the artists who have inspired his fascination with glass.
Steven has taken workshops with Dante Marioni, Pablo Soto, Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz at Pilchuck, Haystack, and the Appalachian Center for Crafts. He has worked as a teacher’s assistant at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and Penland School of Crafts. Steven’s glass work is represented nationally by multiple galleries. Among others, his work has been commercially exhibited at SOFA Chicago, Wheaton Arts: Glass Weekend, and Art Palm Beach.
Both the delicacy of cup making and vessel orientated technical abilities are his origins for inspiration and design. His work has been constantly developing with ideas of keeping the viewer’s perceptual experience in mind.