Art Brokerage: Paul Housberg American Glass Artist: Housberg received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (1975) and Master of Fine Arts (1979) degrees from Rhode Island School of Design where he has also served as an instructor at various times during 1978-1997. While he was at RISD, Housberg studied glass under artist Dale Chihuly and in 1972, a year after it was founded, he studied at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Early in his career, Housberg studied painting, but was drawn to glass for its atmospheric color. He began working in stained glass but eventually moved to work in kiln formed glass as an alternative to the lead structure of traditional stained glass. After his graduate work at RISD, he studied in England with Patrick Reyntiens, a pioneer in contemporary stained glass and the author of The Technique of Stained Glass. This experience was made possible by a scholarship he received from the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, now known as Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York. In 1986, as a Fulbright Scholar, Housberg worked at the International Center for Glass Research (CIRVA) in Marseille, France. He spent his time exploring various glass techniques such as fusing, slumping, and kiln-casting. This endeavor was supported in part by a donation of glass from Bullseye Glass in Portland, Oregon, a pioneer in the manufacturer of fusible glass. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.