Staff Hot Shop Assistant
After graduating from Franklin Pierce University, Jay decided to leave his hometown in Connecticut to pursue his passion for glassblowing. Jay's past experience includes assistant teaching at Franklin Pierce University, Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, The Hot Glass Art Center and most recently at Corning Museum of Glass. Jay spends his free time creating and selling his own glass work. Jay is a fan of the music scene in the Western MA hilltowns, loves bird watching, and spends as much time as possible enjoying his Harley, the local ski slopes, and exploring mountain trails on his bike.
Tucker has been working with glass and teaching glassblowing for over 20 years! In addition to running his own glass business, Tucker subcontracts his skills to various hot shops when big projects require extra assistance. In his spare time away from hot shops, Tucker enjoys snowshoeing and cooking a fierce Italian meal or grilling. While Tucker was in High School, he had his 15 minutes of fame on Good Morning America with the rest of his Field Hockey team -- and he wore a kilt! Tucker lives in Heath with his wife, Summer, their daughter, Maven, and two cats, Big Boi and Count Tyron.
Sales, Marketing & Social Media
Becky handles everything from corporate orders to retail sales, and acts as our liaison to galleries and museums. Have a question about Josh's work, or purchasing? Contact Becky!
A native of Shelburne Falls, MA, Becky worked in design administration in Boston before coming back to her hometown. She has a degree in English Lit. & Studio Arts from Skidmore College, where she was also the Musical Director of an a cappella group. When not at the studio, she loves to photograph the beautiful wilds of Western MA, grow dahlias, and is in constant pursuit of the next great piece of vintage clothing or jewelry to add to her collection.
A brilliant local writer and editor, Sue assists Josh with special projects as needed. She has a great appreciation and understanding of design thanks 26 years experience in Landscape Architecture and a craft background as a furniture maker. She has recently completed her second book! Sue lives in Shelburne, MA with her partner, David.
Kim can do it all. In addition to being responsible for all 30 acres of gardens, trees and lawns at the studio, Kim helps out in the hot shop and does most of the coldwork. He's also the guy that maintains the glass equipment and the one person here who can start any recalcitrant engine ever made! Kim is a ceramic artist/potter in his own right, and a great cook who enjoys using his own garden vegetables on the grill at his home in Rowe, MA. Oh, and did we mention that he's Josh's brother? If you ever need to hear a good story, go to Kim!
Josh's bookkeeper of nearly 30 years! From Diantha's desk, she can literally overlook her home about 5 miles down the valley. Diantha and her husband James, a retired dairy farmer, have two daughters, Betsy and Martha, and a son-in-law, Bill. Diantha is a dedicated volunteer with various local organizations. She is well known around here for making the best dinners and desserts (like the green Jello with the delicious little floating mandarin oranges within) at the Shelburne church suppers. We especially love Diantha because she signs our checks!