Discovering Materials and Process

Professional Summary

2019 Completed “Kawaakari: River of Light”: Aerial sculpture: Circle Centre Mall Indianapolis, IN

2018 Keynote Speaker IALD Enlighten Americas Conference, IN

2018 Completed “Finding The Light”: Oaklawn Gardens Cemetery, Fishers, IN

2017 Completed “Beacon Bloom”: Public art roundabout sculpture, Carmel, IN

2017 Awarded “Honor Award For Public Art”: Indy Chamber, Indianapolis, IN

2016 Completed “Seeds Of Light”: Community public art sculpture, Speedway, IN

2016 “200 Years of Indiana Art: A Cultural Legacy”: Featured artist, Indiana State Museum

2014 Established Bayliss & Co.LLC: Studio for public art, commissions and consultancy

2012 Completed “Between Infinite Stars”: Lit ceiling, Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

2010 Guest Speaker: 2010 Glass Art Society Conference, Louisville, KY

2008 Completed “Flight Wave”: 125 ft. glass wall, New Indianapolis Airport

2007 Completed “Light, Words, Life”: installation, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

2007-2016 Design Director: Blenko Glass, W. Virginia

2001 Completed “The Crystal Arch Project”: Public sculpture, Anderson, IN

2000 Guest Speaker “Glass Artists working with Factories” GAS conference, Brooklyn, NY

1993 Completed “Helios”: Anderson University outdoor glass sculpture and pool

1991 Faculty, Pilchuck Glass School, Washington

1990-2014 Professor of Art+Design, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana

1987-88 Work auctioned at Christie’s, London

1987-88 Advisor to the British Design Council, Design Centre Selection Jury

1985-86 President, British Artists in Glass

1983-90 Senior Lecturer in Glass, Stourbridge College of Art and Technology


1978-81 Royal College of Art, Glass MA (RCA)

1975-78 Bristol Polytechnic, Ceramics BA 1st Class (hons)

Artist and Designer

2007-2016 Blenko Glass, West Virginia, Design Director

1981-1991 Rosenthal Glas und Porzellan A.G. Germany: Guest Artist

1987-1989 EOS, Design del Vetro, Murano, Italy: Guest Designer

1985-88 Stephens and Williams, Royal Brierly Crystal, England, Design Consultant

1981 Guest Artist/Craftsman, Snogebaek Glashytte, Bornholm, Denmark


2015-present 1st Maker Space/Maker Youth Foundation: Creativity, curricula and strategic planning

1995 Indianapolis Museum of Art: Commissioned Advisor, glass construction and repair

1994-95 Indianapolis Arts Center: Facility Advisor, hot and cold glass studios.

1987-1988 City Glass Studio, Newcastle, England: Founder and monitor as consultant to Newcastle City Council. A studio designed to empower recently unemployed factory glassblowers to form working co-operatives

1986-1987 The Foundry Glass Studio, Royal Brierley Crystal, Stourbridge, England: Founder and supervisor. A studio and program designed to encourage collaboration between glass artists and industry

Studios, Partnerships

2014 Bayliss & Co. LLC: Studio for public art, commissions and consulting projects

2007 Bayliss Design Team: Partnership with Mary Jo Kramb Bayliss and AU undergraduates

2000 CAPD, LLC: Partnership for public sculptures with teaching colleague Jason Knapp

1999 Studio 4 Glass Inc: Studio & partnership with 3 AU graduates

1992 Bayliss Design Group: Partnership with 4 AU undergraduates

1982 Glassworks, Tyler, Texas: Co-founder of hot glass studio

Studies, Assistantships, Residencies

1981 Essener Glas Studio, West Germany: Artist in residency

1980 Snogebaek and Gudhjem Glashyttes, Bornholm, Denmark: Assistantship

1979 Lobmeyer & Co. Artists Studio, Vienna, Austria: Assistantship

Selected Collections

Musee’ des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland

Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf, West Germany

National Museum of Scotland

Corning Museum of Glass, New York

Pilkington Glass Museum, England

Broadfield House Glass Museum, England

Lubbock Museum, Lubbock, Texas

Sauder Arts Center, Ohio

Mrs. Hillary Clinton

Dan Klein

Mr. & Mrs. John Hauberg, Seattle, Washington

Mrs. Marilyn Glick, Indianapolis

Hanuz Grosz, Indianapolis

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Nicolai, California

John Makepeace, Dorset, England

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 Harrison Art Center, Indianapolis, 35 Yr. Retrospective

2001 Indianapolis Museum of Art

2000 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana

1998 Sauder Arts Center, Ohio

1993 Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

1989 The Oxon County Museum, Oxford

1988 Studio Glass Gallery, New Jersey

1987 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

1986 Dan Klein Gallery, London

1983 Bornholms Kunstmuseum, Denmark

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 State Museum, Indianapolis

2000 Ota City Museum, Japan

1999 Japan House, University of Illinois

1999 Harrison Museum of Art, Utah

1998 Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Indiana

1998 Artsplace, Fort Wayne, Indiana

1990 Museé des Art Decoratifs de la Ville de Lausanne, Switzerland

1990 Museé de Arte de Sao Paulo, Brazil

1990 Vaxjo Museum, Sweden

1990 Alborg Museum, Denmark

1989 Clara Scremini Gallery, Paris

1989 Foster White Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1989 Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway

1988 Christie’s, London

1988 William Travers Gallery, Seattle

1982 Victoria and Albert Museum, London


2016 Public Art Award – Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Arts Council of Indianapolis

2003 Falls Faculty Research Award – Anderson University

1997 Public Project Grant – Indiana Arts Commission

1988 Full Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, U.S.A.

1984 Elected Diploma Member, Society of Industrial Artists and Designers

1982 Major Traveling Scholarship – Royal College of Art


1994, 95 Arts Council of Indianapolis: Grants Advisory panelist

1992, 93, 05 Indiana Arts Commission: Grants Advisory panelist

1987, 88 British Design Council: Design Centre selection panelist

Selected Lectures and Demonstrations

Glass Art Society Conferences, 1988, 2000, 2010

California Glass Exchange, 2002

National Hand Glass Society, West Virginia 1990, 1992

Pilchuck Glass School, Washington 1986,89,90

New York Experimental Glass Workshop

Royal College of Art, London

Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Skølan for Brugskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

Rhode Island School of Art & Design

California College of Arts and Crafts

University of Tulsa, Oklahoma

University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign

Illinois State University, Normal

University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin

Glass Collectors Association of Toledo, Ohio

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston

Alfred University, New York

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia

Kent State University, Ohio

Bibliography and Media

Indianapolis Public Radio “No Limits” – August 2016

WIPB TV Muncie Indiana “Connections Live” – December 2008

Square Halo Books “It Was Good” “RGB, CMYK and joy” Kim Garza 2007

The Glass Art Society 2000 Journal “US Glass Factory design since 1950: An Overview”- October 2000

WFYI Indianapolis “Across Indiana” – March 1995

WIPB TV Muncie Indiana “Portrait of an Artist” – March 1995

Arts Indiana 2/94 , pp.14-15 – “Raising a Glass”

Neues Glas 2/90 Cover, pp. 76-81 – “Belief is Somehow Greater Than Knowledge”

“Glass as a Contemporary Art” Dan Klein, publisher Collins pp. 159-160

Crafts Art International (Australia) Nr. 14 1988 pp.50-51

“Gloden Fra Bornholm” Bornholms Kunstmuseum November 1987, pp. 12, 40

Arte Em Vidro, Museum de Arte de Sao Paulo December 1986, pp. 9-10

Expressions En Verre, Musee’ des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland 1986, p. xix, p. 20

Kunst sammlungen der Veste Coburg, Zweiter Coburger Glaspreis fur moderne Glasgestaltung

im Europa 1985, pp. 200-201

Christie’s, London “British Decorative Arts from 1880” pp. 46-47, January 1986

Cornerhouse Manchester pp.22-23, November 1986 “Clearly Better in Glass” Our Domestic Landscape

B.A.G. Newsletter p. 11, August 1983 “Reflections on a 9 Month Tour of the United States”

“The History of Glass” – Dan Klein p. 271, London 1984

Adriana Monti Botti: Dimenzione Vetro 1985

Casa Vogue Nr. 142 pp. 178-187, June 1983

Vogue 9/81 Art Glass – Judy Brittain

Neues Glas 4/87 p. 298 Newcastle upon Tyne – Hot and Cold Glass Studio

New Glass Review 3/82 pp. 6-10 Helmut Rieke: “Sectors” and “Proteus” Neues aus England

Neues Glas 4/81 p. 134 Tanya Harrod: Our Domestic Landscape

Crafts (British) Nr. 85 p. 51 Dillon Clark “The Actual British Glass Scene”

Crafts Nr. 58 1982 p. 48; Crafts Nr. 72 1985 pp.26, 58; Crafts Nr. 53 1981 p. 55; Tanya Harrod:

One Year After; Crafts Nr. 34 1978 p. 41; Crafts Nr. 49 1981 p. 47.