In 1999, Christian Luginger journeyed from Amarillo, Texas to Boulder, Colorado in order to study offhand and lampworked glass. As an apprentice and student in various studios, he developed a deep interest and respect for ancient Venetian, European and Japanese art glass and vessels.
Christian learned first-hand from icons in the glass world, such as Robert Mickelson, Roger Paramore, Don Niblack, Milon Townsend, Doug Remschnider, Emilio Santini and Caesare Toffolo. He has studied at the Pittsburgh Glass School, Glasscraft, Coastal Bend College and the Eugene Glass School. Christian now develops his own teaching and mentoring abilities by holding private lessons in his studio. He receives feedback from students, so that he may understand how to better communicate his art to others. Christian’s work has been featured in the National Liberty Museum, PBS, Flow Magazine, Artful Home 3 and the American Art Collector. He is also a featured artist on a collection of Glass Art Collector Cards, and is an active member of the Glass Art Society and the Texas Contemporary Glass Artists.
Growing up in the heart of Amarillo brought tough times and real experiences for Christian. He knew art moved him and felt a strong calling but wasn’t sure who he was artistically. After watching Dale Chihuly on PBS, it clicked and glass was his new love. Christian took off to Boulder to develop as a glass artist, and bring his knowledge and culture back to Amarillo. He wanted to share and educate his friends and neighbors who might be in need of an expressive outlet.