Brenna Baker is the founder and director of Hollywood Hot Glass. She began her career as a glass artist in Corning, NY at the age of 14. Learning the technical and aesthetic foundations of glass in Corning, a town synonymous with glass art, has allowed her many wonderful opportunities throughout her career.
She spent a year working in Murano, Italy under the tutelage of Pino Signoretto, arguably the world’s finest glass sculptor. She then traveled the world on Celebrity Solstice class ships with the Hot Glass Show of the Corning Museum of Glass, before becoming the youngest Master Gaffer and only the second female gaffer ever employed by Steuben Glass.
She also gained expertise in teaching through The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. These amazing experiences have allowed Brenna to be able to live out her life’s dream- becoming a successful independent glass artist. Brenna founded Hollywood Hot Glass on June 7th, 2013.
She loves to share her breadth of knowledge and unbridled enthusiasm with the people of South Florida.
“I am extremely grateful and thankful to have the opportunity to share my passion with our community everyday. It is a true honor to witness the joy glass brings everyone and is by far the most rewarding part of my career today. It inspires and encourage my creativity and I hope I do same in return."
Founder and Master Glass Artist of Hollywood Hot Glass 2013-current
Self Employed 2012
Master Gaffer for Steuben Glass 2011
Gaffer / Narrator Hot Glass Show of the Corning Museum of Glass 2008 - 2010
Representing the Corning Museum of Glass through live glassblowing demonstrations at the museum and aboard the Celebrity Solstice
Head Assistant to Pino Signoretto: 2007 - 2008 Murano, Italy
Pino Signoretto, whom is considered to be the world's finest glass sculpture of our time
Head Gaffer/Lead Instructor: 2006 - 2007 Janke Studios, Atlanta, GA
Matt Janke, founder of Atlanta's first glassblowing studio, owner of a wholesale production line as well as large scale sculptural independent commissions, producing up to eighty pieces daily
Head Gaffer: 2004 - 2006 Swamp Art, Branchville, SC
Head Gaffer to Herman Leonhart
Glass making Instructor: 2003 The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Provided daily instruction for the Make Your Own Glass workshop
Assistant Glass worker: 2001 -2002 Lost Angel Glass, Corning, NY
Founded by Joel O'Dorisio