Michael Mangiafico is a glass artist and teacher living and working in Pittsburgh PA. He graduated with a BFA in glass art from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985, and has continued his education by attending as well as instructing glass art seminars across the US and abroad. In 1996 Michael built a glass studio FiG Studios- Forms in Glass. He creates sculptures and craft items from glass by blowing, casting, coldworking, and torch working. Michael’s forte is in making representation of delicate insect forms. FiG Studios has work in fine art galleries around the country.
Stevo Sadvary, who grew up in Washington county and studied weaving and textiles at Edinboro University and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, has lived in Pittsburgh since 1989. And his creativity bubbles over into all sorts of other interesting areas, from painting to songwriting to web designing.
Yet Stevo’s enduring fascination with tile and glass forms the real body of his work – and his success. He has completed numerous private mosaic commissions ranging from kitchen backsplashes, floors, showers, house number plaques, and fireplaces to pet portraits, schools, corporate lobby art, and commercial signage – in areas ranging from Puerto Rico to Florida and Maryland. Stevo’s spirited nature is also evident in his many public art pieces throughout the Pittsburgh area.