ABOUT MANTRA GLASS ART
Mantra Glass Art was created in 2010 by nationally exhibiting artist, Jessica Schimpf. Schimpf is a practicing artist and instructor with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the renowned Maryland Institute College of Art and has been teaching glassblowing for over 5 years while practicing her craft for over 10 years. She creates products for interior designers, architects, home owners, and other clients.
She began her career as a monumental metal welder and sculptor for several years at The Sculpture Foundation / Johnson Atelier working on 20-40ft. sculptures for different cities around the world. She helped create work for The Museum of Modern Art (N.Y.C.) artist's including Kiki Smith and Jeff Koons.
Jessica has provided glass blowing classes and events to over 700 students in 2018 and over 1500 students between 2019-2020 in her custom Reno, NV Hot shop.
COMPANY MISSION / OUR "MANTRA"
What does Mantra mean to the artist? A Mantra is an act of sending out a positive force into the world through our hands, our voice, or artistic expression in the hope that those positive energies can one day be returned. Jessica has been fascinated by the physics and molecular science of glass for years and has a very particular mission for her company.
1. Can I Volunteer, Apply for a Studio Assistant-ship, or donate time/materials to Mantra Glass Art?
Absolutely, contact our team for more information about your request. We would love to hear from you!
2. Are you open to the public?
We are closed to the public during the pandemic but are hoping to open soon! Normally we are available by appointment,
which must be made before visiting our studio.