Video Interview with Patrick Morrissey
Patrick Morrissey is a glass artist...and a college instructor...and an entrepreneur...and a caring, compassionate individual whose Prairie Dog Glass studio and shop at Jackalope in Santa Fe often hosts glassblowing classes for adults and young people with disabilities.
While the furnace at Prairie Dog Glass runs 24 hours a day, 11 months a year, Patrick runs nonstop. In addition to being co-owner and operator of Prairie Dog Glass, he's an instructor in the glass arts program at Santa Fe Community College, and an established glass artisan represented by Globe Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe.
Morrissey earned bachelor's and master's degrees in fine art from Southern Illinois University. The odyssey that is his career path put him in the presence, and sometimes employ, of many renowned glass artists, including Harvey Littleton, who is widely acknowledged as having ignited the American glass art movement. Along the way, Morrissey was a shop technician and teaching assistant at the famed Pilchuck School of Glass in Washington; a curator at the Southern Illinois University Museum; an instructor at the Institute of American Indians Arts; and a Glass Alliance—New Mexico Board Member for a decade.
Morrissey's dramatic glass creations have been featured in gallery and other exhibitions around the country, from Washington to Chicago to Texas. His work is held in the permanent collections of numerous colleges and universities, as well as by many private collectors.
Watch the video interview to learn more about Patrick Morrissey!