Three brothers working together allow for a great range of expression, and unlimited potential. Their sources of inspiration are varied, as are their personalities. Ultimately they seek to make beautiful objects for people to enjoy and cherish for lifetimes.
Their works have received recognition and awards, most proudly the Eugene Public Glass School's 2006 Peoples Choice Award. Josh and Eli now regularly instruct lampworking from their private studio and at various schools throughout the U.S.
Mazet Studios is the work of the three Mazet brothers: Joshua, Eli, and Tim from Eugene, Oregon. Eugene is recognized as a national center for lampwork glass, and home of the Eugene Public Glass School.
Josh Mazet received his BFA in Ceramics from the University of Oregon in 1999. After graduating he was invited into the Fine Arts Department as a resident artist. For three years he maintained a studio, instructed the University of Oregon’s wood fired ceramics class, which included students and community members, and led 15 fires in the University’s Anagama Kiln.
It was during this time Josh was introduced to lampworking borosilicate. His work in ceramics gave him an understanding and comfort with flame, atmospheres, kilns, and the chemistry of glass. This compounded with the similarities of the medium, allowed for a smooth and rapid learning of a new medium.
Timothy Mazet is the youngest of the Mazet brothers, and is a naturally gifted artist. He has a great eye for detail and precision, which can be seen in his Dichroic Vortex marbles. He had always enjoyed drawing, and is a self-taught tattoo artist. In 2000, Tim expressed interest in glass to Josh and together they quickly set up a small glass studio.
Eli Mazet might be the most passionate glass artists you could ever meet. Setting up his own studio space within months of Tim, he was soon on his torch 30-40 hours a week. In a few years Eli accomplished a level of skill that would take most people a lifetime Eli's enthusiasm for glass is contagious, and he quickly found outlets for his glass on the Oregon Coast.