James Hayes

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

After receiving an art degree from Hendrix College in 1988, James discovered glassblowing.  To further develop his artistry and skill, he studied glassblowing with the world-renowned artists in Murano, Italy and at Dale Chihuly’s Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle Washington.  He returns to Pilchuck on a yearly basis to further hone his artistry with glass.

James has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States.  Some of his honors include designing a Christmas tree ornament for the White House and a significant installation in Hong Kong.  He has been featured in Southern Living Magazine and “At Home In Arkansas.”

“I use nature and everyday observations, experiences and emotions as my inspiration for my art glass,” offers James. His studio and hot shop are located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.