Josh was born and raised in Galena, Illinois. What started out as an attraction and fascination with the medium of glass at a young age became a lifelong commitment to glass artistry for Josh directly after graduating high school. He received a BFA from Southern Illinois University and is a MFA candidate from The Rochester Institute of Technology. corning glassHe currently serves as a staff instructor at the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio and has worked nationwide as a glass gaffer, designer, assistant, instructor, and artist at institutions such as the Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Rochester Institute of Technology, Snow Farm in Williamsburg, MA and Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He has received numerous awards and honors, including a fellowship at The Creative Glass Center of America and a scholarship to Pilchuck Glass School. DeWall was among the first ever artists to participate in Sonoran Glass School’s EAIR (Emerging Artist in Residency) program and, after taking third place in the 2013 Flame Off competition, returns as a visiting instructor.
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