Conrad Bishop enjoys the difficulty of crafting amorphous molten blobs of glass into elegant well made forms. He is heavily influenced by historical glass as benchmarks of craftsmanship and excellence. In Conrad’s words, “the history of glassmaking in an industrial, factory environment is reflected in these elegant contraptions that allude to having a function and yet are in reality completely useless”. Conrad received a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2012, and has returned to work in the states since 2015, residing in the Seattle area. Conrad was the recent recipient of the Jon and Mary Shirley Scholarship for 2019 through the Pratt Fine Arts Center where he has currently been focusing his making processes.