Craig Ziper is a Western New York artist who works mostly with "borosilicate (Pyrex) glass with torch (lampworking) and with a glass lathe." He creates "cups and small bottles with coloring using metal salts like silver nitrate, copper oxide and gold. He also produces strong and well-proportioned glass mullers." 
Ziper received a BA in media study from SUNY Buffalo (1988) and an MFA in interactive telecommunications from NYU (1991).
For more information on his work, visit craigziper.com.
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