President's Office Congratulates Student for Creating Gorgeous Glass Pitchers

In 2011, Dr. Daniel Doz, the President + CEO of the Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), introduced a glass competition with the winner providing his office with beautiful hand-crafted glass pitchers.

This annual competition has now become an annual commission project. It serves two purposes; first it showcases the work of ACAD’s talented glass students and, second it makes the President’s Office more environmentally friendly. 

Two hand-crafted glass pitchers commissioned each year. The student is chosen by faculty in the glass department to craft the pitchers by early December. The work is put to use immediately and recognized in the subsequent meeting of ACAD’s Board of Governors. The student receives a stipend for their work and is reimbursed for the cost of supplies and materials. 

The President’s Office is proud to announce that Jared Last’s pitchers were chosen for 2015.

“It is my pleasure to congratulate Jared Last on creating these intricate pieces of artwork,” said President Doz. “I am proud to display these fine pitchers in my office and use them frequently when entertaining guests of ACAD.” 

Jared is a fifth-year student majoring in glass. His work explores color, form and pattern with an interest in architectural design and optical art, creating vessel forms or other sculptural work which utilizes the material properties of glass to create interactive experiential objects. He was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY in 2015. As well, he has exhibited locally and internationally through a variety of showcases and is currently represented by Circa Fine Art Glass in Calgary.

Congratulations Jared. We can’t wait to see what you create next!