I began my career in the design field and quickly gravitated toward something that would offer me more opportunity to work with my hands besides a computer. Art glass became the new love of my life. I started working in the professional stained glass field ten years ago and later moved into the field of etched and carved glass. In 2012 I opened my own studio, "Kolenda Art Glass". With historic conservation the large focus of my work, I still find time to explore other avenues of art glass including my latest passion, kiln formed glass. My entry this year is an extreme showcase of the many skills I've acquired over the years. Much of my work is directly related to the customer's budget, so I needed something to let my imagination run wild with. Hope you enjoy!
Matt's ArtPrize Entries
These are Matt's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Matt's Past Work
These are images of past work that Matt has done.