Janis Miltenberger
Janis Miltenberger


Studio: Janis Miltenberger
77 Village Rd.
Phone 360.468.2248
My studio is located in the same location as "Vita's Wildly Delicious" across the street from the seasonal farmers market. Good idea to give me a call first if you would like to drop by.
Handicapped Access
I have worked with hot glass for the past 35 years. I began blowing glass as an apprentice to Richard Marquis in Berkeley California while attending both CCAC, Mills college and Laney College.

Several years later I had the opportunity to explore lampworking at Pilchuck Glass School, in Washington State. Over the course of three summers, I had the privilege of studying with three excellent teachers; Susan Plum, who introduced me to working with Borosilicate glass, James Minson, who has an innate knowledge of the medium and lastly Cesare Toffolo Rossit. From Murano Italy it was Cesare who resonated with my own style, utilizing both techniques and the hot glass tools which were already familiar to me. These summers became a pivotal turning point in my relationship with glass.

I found the technique of lampworking more autonomous than furnace work, the solitude allowing me to focus. Working alone has helped me define my voice, recognize what it is I want to narrate and share.

My work has grown in size from table top to lifesize and now I embark of even larger project, creating thematic work as an installation.