Edward Schmid

Edward Schmid

Bellingham, WA, USA


As of 2014, Ed is celebrating his 30th year of working with hot glass. Starting out at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana under the guidance of Bill Carlson, his initial steps in glass were fraught with both peril and marvel, and after three decades of working with glass, he's still learning! He has traveled all over the world teaching and sharing what he knows, in addition to writing the world's best-selling books on how to blow glass from the furnace: "Beginning Glassblowing" & "Advanced Glassworking Techniques". His studio and home are located in beautiful Bellingham Washington where he designs, blows glass and teaches in his small hot shop with his wife Elena Enos. A tried and true glass junkie, (or perhaps tired and blue?), He loves to make both functional and sculptural works with hot glass from the furnace. He also has a passion for flame working and coldworking, and various writing projects. An avid cook in the kitchen, he also spends a great deal of time with his two pre-teen kids; skiing/snowboarding, hiking, biking, swimming and fishing for various seafood from the Salish Sea (Puget Sound Region), rivers and lakes and enjoying the spectacular beauty of the Pacific Northwest.


  • coldwork/engraving
  • flame/lampworking
  • accept commissions
  • glassblower
  • architectural/public
  • beadmaking


Business Name:
Glass Mountain Studio
932 Yew St
Bellingham, WA 98229