Mary Mullaney and Ralph Mossman

Mary Mullaney and Ralph Mossman
Driggs, Idaho

Artist Bio

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Mary Mullaney and Ralph Mossman are a husband and wife team who have been working in glass together since 1987.  Their glassblowing studio known as Heron Glass, is located in the beautiful mountain town of Driggs, Idaho on the western slope of the Teton Range.

     Mossman began his glassblowing career in 1978 at Haystack Craft School, and received a BA in glass from Hampshire College in 1981.  He has worked with a large variety of teachers as student and assistant, notably Fritz Dreisbach, Josh Simpson, Ricky Bernstein and Dick Marquis.  Mullaney began working in glass in 1984 at Southern CT State University under Peter Pelletieri and Chris Lubinski.  Additional studies followed under Maestro  Lino Tagliapietra, Lisabeth Sterling, and Kimiake and Shin-Ichi Higuchi. 

     In addition to being long time participants in their local art community, Mary and Ralph have taught, demonstrated and lectured at a variety of venues such as The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass and Glass Art Society (GAS) conferences and have received numerous awards including the Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship and Governor’s Arts Award.  Their work has been featured in many publications and exhibited in galleries throughout the US and internationally since 1988.

      Mary and Ralph’s repertoire includes “Contemporary Cameo” style sand-carved vessels exclusively designed by Mary and the “Digital Series” designed by Ralph and using completely different glassblowing techniques.  Additionally Mary and Ralph enjoy using intricate Italian cane techniques to collaboratively create other styles of glass including beautiful stemware, ornaments and collectible chevron beads. 



P.O. Box 458
Driggs, ID 83422
United States
Phone: (208)354-2759

Artwork by Mary Mullaney and Ralph Mossman