Spencer Pittenger was born in Saratoga Springs, NY. After working as a glassblowing apprentice, Spencer entered the School of Art and Design at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He graduated in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Art and a minor in Political Science. Spencer has also taken classes at Pilchuck Glass School and the Corning Museum of Glass.
Spencer uses hot sculpted glass, cast glass, and metal to create sculpture fueled by economic, industrial, scientific, and military concepts. He has worked for a number of artists in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a glassblowing instructor. In 2012, Spencer and his wife, Gina Zetts, founded Oculus Glassworks, which specializes in lighting and home decor products. Spencer currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.