Tony Jojola of Isleta Pueblo is one of few Native American glass blowers. Tony is internationally known for his extraordinary glass works. He was introduced to pottery at a young age by his grandfather, who also was a silversmith and a wood carver.
He went on to study at Institute of the American Indian Arts, where he first encountered the art of glass blowing. He then went on to train at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, and then Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, Washington, where he served as an apprentice to the great American master of glass art, Dale Chihuly.
In 1999 Tony established the Taos Glass Workshop in Northern New Mexico, where he introduced at-risk youth to the process and art of glass blowing. Using the skills of his culture, Jojola creates hand-blown one-of-a-kind pieces that evoke the traditional and ceremonial forms that his culture has respected and used throughout time.