Matt Kolbrener

Matt Kolbrener Glass

"I am always inspired by the way glass captures and reflects light."

Matt Kolbrener's work incorporates forms and surface textures that capture and reflect light in ways totally unique to glass.

Inspired by the post-industrial landscapes of Pittsburgh and Detroit, Kolbrener's approach to shaping hot glass has its roots in mass production. He constructs custom-made molds and tooling to form and texture the hot glass into shapes that capture Detroit's rich manufacturing history in an industrial, modern, retro aesthetic all his own.

Matt Kolbrener has been honing his glass blowing and steel fabrication techniques since 2007 by working with and studying under world-class artists and craftspeople.