Evan Schauss, born 1985 in Tacoma Washington, always wanted to be an artist. In the seventh grade he started blowing glass at an after school glass blowing program called Hilltop Artist, located in Tacoma Washington. After his junior year of high school he began working full time for Artist Martin Blank, as well as the Glass House in Seattle Washington. He continued to work for both jobs the following 10 years.
Within a year of starting at Hilltop, Evan began building glass blowing equipment. In the summer of 2003 he began working for Todd Eugene trying to build the first all in one Hot Shop Blowing and later went on to build ten more versions of the hot-shop-in-a-box before starting Green Foot Glass mobile glass shop company in Seattle. In 2005 Evan began taking his glass show on the road hitting many music and art festivals. By 2010 he had three shop locations. During this time he built two off the grid shops in Ulupalakua for Makai Glass in Maui and split his time between Seattle and Maui. Along with Harrison O Neil, he started a Glass Camp at Burning Man in 2011 and in 2013 teamed with Justin Brown to start another glass camp at Source Arts and Culture Festival in Maui. From 2011 to 2014 he worked as head gaffer at Makai Glass Studio and also worked from his own home studio. Evan has also worked on many projects for artist Charlie Lowrie in New York, Ohio, Michigan, Oregon, California, Italy and Maui.
In 2014 he donated an entire glass blowing studio to the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center. He is now demonstrating his skills there full-time as artist and residence.
Evan Schauss has spent all of his adult life devoted to blowing glass and finding ways to make the glass equipment more energy efficient.Evan is open to custom orders. If you are looking for one of his pieces in a certain color, please contact us.