Tate Newfield began blowing glass in his senior year of high school at Punahou Academy in Hawaii. He recently graduated from the Glass Program within the School of American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
In 2018, Newfield was awarded first place at the annual Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition at Murano, Italy. He also traveled to Nagoya Japan to work on a project with local glass students at Aichi University. In 2017, he was a visiting demonstrator at the Shanghai Museum of Glass.