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© Michelle Kaptur 1994 - 2015

Michelle Kaptur glass blowing

Photo by: Steve McBurrnett, Summit Imagery

Michelle Kaptur         

Michelle Kaptur creates her blown art glass in Bend Oregon. You may view Michelle’s glass at her studio, by appointment.

Michelle has been blowing glass since 1975, when she became the second woman in Oregon to take up the craft. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Pacific North West College of Arts in Portland Oregon, after which she spent 10 years learning the basics of glass-blowing.

Michelle then shifted artistic gears and spent several years painting, which “put together all the composition, color and design concepts I learned in school.  When I came back to glass. I had a much stronger sense of the kinds of design choices I wanted to make and why. I feel my work became “my work” after this.”

Michelle blew glass with Icefire Glassworks and Alder House before opening her own glass blowing studio, Glass Dancing in Bend Oregon in 1994. The first Soulbursts were made in 1994

In 2005 Michelle launched the SoulBursts web site so that her cremation memorials would be available to a larger audience.

Several galleries around the country feature Michelle’s art glass pieces and she is widely collected.

Art Glass/ Michelle Kaptur

Icefire Glassworks Canon Beach OR

Gallery M Greenport NY

Art Glass Bend Oregon

Pinnacle Gallery   Scottsdale AZ

The Real Mother Goose  Portland OR


Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Dallas TX

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