Paul van den Bijgaart and Jie Yang (Edmonton, AB) have worked as a designer and maker team since meeting at Sheridan College in 2010. They exhibit and teach both nationally and internationally. Their work is inspired by nature, architecture and functionality. Jie Yang has a background in design and fuels their creative energy with her sketches. Her designs consistently focus on simple and functional forms. Working together in the glass studio, this duo infuses the work with life. In using this traditional designer and maker mold, they constantly strive to innovate glass as a craft material.