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born in Swindon, England

education

1986
Bachelor of Arts degree, Glass - West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham, England

1982
D.A.T.E.C. diploma, Southport College of Art, Merseyside, England


awards & scholarships

1999
New Glass Review 20 Competition, The Corning Museum of Glass (selected as one of a hundred artists doing innovative work in glass)

1992, 1994, 1995
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Scholarship

1994
Artist Trust Fellowship for Design

1990, 1993
Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship


exhibitions

2002
SOFA Show, Thomas R. Riley Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Constellate: Group Show," Thomas R. Riley Gallery, Columbus, OH
"Grace: Janusz Pozniak," Thomas R. Riley Gallery, Cleveland, OH
"Pieniak & Pozniak," Baisden Gallery, Tampa, FL

2001
Collectors' Weekend Show, Holsten Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
"Fresh," Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
"Terra Nuova Vetra," William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

2000 - 2001
"A New Wave in Glass," Baisden Gallery, Tampa, FL. Curated by Dena Rigby.

2000
"Creativity and Collaboration: Pilchuck Glass School's 30 Years," Bumbershoot Festival 2000, Seattle, WA
"Objects for Use: Made with Pride," American Craft Museum, New York, NY (September)
"Glass from the Emerald City," Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA (January)

1999
"New Work: Fero/Leighton/Pozniak," Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
"Vessels: A National Glass Invitational," Ellen NoŽl Art Museum of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX
"Influences in Contemporary Glass," Sea-Tac International Airport, Seattle, WA

1998
"Breathless," Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI
"New Glass from the Pacific Northwest," Craft Alliance Center for the Visual Arts, St. Louis, MO
"First Impressions," William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
"The Pilchuck Exhibition," Sea-Tac International Airport, Seattle, WA

1997
"The 20th Annual International Pilchuck Glass Exhibition," William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Annual Pilchuck Show," Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Sphereoles," Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
"The New Glass Act," Gumps, San Francisco, CA

1996
"The 19th Annual International Pilchuck Glass Exhibition," William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Janusz Pozniak at Vetri," Vetri International Glass, Seattle, WA
"A New Generation," William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
"The Pilchuck Exhibition," Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle, WA
"Glass Invitational," Portia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995
"American Glass Now Invitational," Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO

1994
"Visions of the Northwest," Pismo Gallery, Denver, CO

1989
"Janusz Pozniak," The Glasshouse, Covent Garden, London, England

1986
"Degree Show," Smith Gallery, Covent Garden, London, England
"Degree Show," West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham, England


professional & teaching experience

2002
Visiting Artist, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Visiting Artist & Teacher, Jam Factory, Adelaide, SA Australia

2001
Visiting Artist, North Lands Creative Glass, Caithness, Scotland

1992 - present
Glassblower, working with various Seattle artists, including Dante Marioni, Sonja Blomdahl, Benjamin Moore, Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra and Dick Marquis

2000
Visiting Artist / Lecturer, University of Miami, Miami, FL

1999
Visiting Artist / Lecturer: Kent State, Kent, OH; California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

1994, 1995, 1997
Gaffer, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1996
Visiting Artist / Lecturer: Suwa Glass Arts Center, Suwa, Japan; Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1995
Assistant Instructor, "Italian Glassblowing of the 401s & 501s," for Dan Dailey and Lino Tagliapietra, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Assistant Instructor, "Advanced Glassblowing," for Lino Tagliapietra, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1992 - 1994
Glassblowing Instructor, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

1994
Assistant Instructor, "Advanced Glassblowing," for Dante Marioni and Lino Tagliapietra, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Visiting Artist / Lecturer: Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Alfred University, Alfred, NY; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA; Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY; Toyama Art Institute, Toyama, Japan; Sanda Glass Festival, Sanda, Japan

1993
Visiting Artist, Penland School, Penland, NC
Assistant Instructor, "Glassblowing," for Ruth King and Sonja Blomdahl, Nijima Glass Center, Nijima, Japan
Assistant Instructor, "Advanced Glassblowing," for Lino Tagliapietra and Dante Marioni, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Assistant Instructor, "The Vessel'" for Tom Farbanish, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1990 - 1992
Glassblower / Technician for Dale Chihuly, The Boathouse, Seattle, WA
Assistant Instructor, "Advanced Glassblowing," for Dante Marioni, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1992
Assistant Instructor, "Glassblowing," for Sonja Blomdahl, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Assistant Instructor, "Mold-blowing & Painting on Glass," for Charlie Parriot and Michael Machat, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1988 - 1989
Visiting Artist / Lecturer, Southport College of Design, Southport, England

1987 - 1989
Apprentice to Master Glassblower Ronald Wilkinson, The Glasshouse, Covent Garden, London, England

1986 - 1987
Assistant Glassblower to five artists, The Glasshouse, Covent Garden, London, England


selected publications

Aoki, Tomoko. "American Contemporary Glass Art." Glass and Art, No. 9, 1995.
Atsushi, Takeda. "Dante Marioni, Seattle's Standard Bearer." Glass and Art, No. 16, 1997, pp.14-44.
Chambers, Karen. "Content & Containment: The New Glass Vessel." American Style, No. 7, Winter 1996, pp.33, 37, ill.
Greco, JoAnn. "Upstairs, Downstairs." Niche Magazine, Autumn 1998, p.41, ill.
Hackett, Regina. "First in His Glass." Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 23, 1995, pp.C1-C6, ill.
Hale, David. "Glass Act." The Fresno Bee, January 9, 2000, p.H1, ill.
Johnson, Dan. "Heart of Glass." Where-Seattle, May 1999, p.17, ill., cover.
Kangas, Matthew. "Beyond the Big Names." Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 14, 1997, p.24, ill.
Louie, Elaine. "A Magician in Glass." The New York Times, June 1, 1995, p.C4.
Mah, Linda S. "Glass exhibit designed to leave you breathless." Kalamazoo Gazette, pp.E1, E10, ill.
"New Glass Review 20." Neues Glas / New Glass, 2/99, p.96, ill.
"Our Pick of this City1s Top Galleries..." Where-Seattle, September 1996, p.46, ill.
Phinney, Susan. "Muse or Use." Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 23, 1998, p.4 (Fall Style Section), ill.
Rardin, Leslie. "The Cutting Edge of Art." Battle Creek Enquirer, November 14, 1998, p.1C (Lifestyle Section), ill.
Updike, Robin. "Glass exhibition is mixed bag." The Seattle Times, December 11, 1997.
Updike, Robin. "Many nurturing art works of varied media showing this month in Seattle galleries." The Seattle Times, March 14, 1996, p.E5.
Wichert, Geoff. "A New Generation: Preston Singletary, Paul Cunningham, and Janusz Pozniak." Glass: The Urban Glass Art Quarterly, No. 64, Fall 1996, p.53, ill.
Wichert, Geoff. "PO BOX 15153." Glashaus, Fall 2000, p. 16.


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