Ryan Tanner

Ryan Tanner

Richmond, VA, USA


Ryan Tanner was born in Fairfax, Virginia. He began working with glass in 2007 during his study at Virginia Commonwealth University. There he found an affinity for the material almost instantly and began expanding his studies nationwide at studios such as Pilchuck Glass School, and Corning Museum of Glass. In 2008 he began his research into the history of cameo glass engraving in an attempt to recreate past techniques, a passion he still pursues to this day. Aside from his studies in cameo glass, Ryan Tanner's current work strives to memorialize the energy that is poured into artists workspaces through the documentation of their practice and collection of the remnants they produce


  • casting
  • glassblower
  • fusing/slumping
  • accept commissions
  • kilnforming
  • flame/lampworking
  • coldwork/engraving


510 Westview Ave.
Richmond, VA 23226