Sean O'Neill is a studio artist and glassblower in Seattle, WA. He received his B.F.A. in glass from the A.C.C. at Tennessee Tech University in 2005. His professional experience includes artist residencies at Northlands Creative Glass Centre in Lybster, Scotland and the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. Sean has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in juried and invitational exhibitions, as well as mounting three solo exhibitions at galleries in Seattle, WA and Santa Fe, NM. He has work in numerous private and public collections including the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft Denmark. Sean had the honor to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Pilchuck Glass School from 2009 - 2012 and in 2012 he was hired to the staff of the 3D4M in the University of Washington’s School of Art.
MANUFACT represents a return to the essence of why Sean started working with glass; his desire to create functional objects. With a deep reverence for the handmade he believes peoples’ experience of everyday life can be enriched by connecting with handmade things. Drawing on years of glass working experience Sean blows highly refined glass objects one day and the next may use those same skills to transform a ubiquitous symbol of waste: discarded bottles, into one of a kind tableware. By offering both handblown and upcycled glassware, MANUFACT makes it possible to offer quality handmade products to a wide range of people expanding his reach and hopefully making handmade glass more accessible.
Keep an eye out for more offerings from MANUFACT in the future.