All Disciplines Postgraduate Award, Sunderland University - Design
Zac is an artist/designer, working primarily with glass. His work explores the ways in which we interpret and allocate status to objects: the histories, methods of making, and presentation that affect our understandings of things. His projects often augment traditional glassmaking with disparate interests such as statistical analysis, kinetic apparatus, and video and found objects.He received a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA from Ohio State University. Zac’s artwork has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe, and supported by grants and awards from The Ohio Arts Council, Massachusetts College of Art, Toledo Arts Commission, Flint Institute of Arts, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland and Cité Internationale des Artes, Paris. In 2019, he participated in the Momentum Intersection collaboration with Pilkington Glass, one of the largest producers of float glass globally. As a Fulbrighter at Sunderland University’s National Glass Center, Zac explore how craft practice can be augmented by the digital technologies of 3D modeling, physical outputs such as CNC milling and 3D printing, as well as the ever-expanding knowledge base of YouTube instructional videos, online forums and digital 3D model libraries. This while absorbing as much English culture and salty North Sea air as possible.