A San Diego native inspired by California’s vibrant Mediterranean climate, Sutherland’s interpretations of natural forms combine elegant design with rich, vivid color creating original, one-of- a-kind hand-blown glass art.
After earning his degree in Fine Arts from California State University in Chico, he developed his skills at Orient and Flume, one of the pioneering glassblowing studios in the United States. He then studied in New York with Bill Gudenrath, master Venetian glass artist, at the prestigious Corning Museum of Glass where he was invited back as teaching assistant. He continued to master his craft at the renown international center for glass art education - Pilchuck Glass School founded by Dale Chihuly in Stanwood Washington before opening his own studio in Northern California.
A master colorist, Sutherland’s work is recognized for its distinctive color-combinations and ardently developed formulas, offering dazzling art that simply commands to be looked at. His unique style has produced an exceptional body of work that is sought after by galleries, garnered first-place awards in heavily juried exhibitions, and created stunning installations for private collectors.