Eddie Bernard is an artist, craftsperson, and technician. He earned a BFA in Glass 1996 from Rochester Institute of Technology, and founded Wet Dog Glass, LLC in the same year. Wet Dog Glass, LLC is a small business that designs and manufactures high end glass processing equipment for artists in private studios, universities, public access studios and museums across the United States as well as internationally in such countries as Japan, Turkey, Scotland, Norway, and Australia. As an artist, Eddie has instructed numerous hot glass sculpting workshops at Penland School of Craft; Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey; and The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. In 2002, Eddie and his wife, Angela founded Conti St. Glass, a community access studio in New Orleans, LA. After Hurricane Katrina, they reconstituted the concept as a non-profit organization named New Orleans Creative Glass Institute. Eddie served on the Board of Directors of the Glass Art Society from 2004-2011, and has recently overseen the creation of a second community access glass studio named GlassLab in Star, NC.