Dougherty Glass - Cameron Dougherty
Each piece is made by hand, with the focus on the individual piece.
The artist behind the designs is founder and namesake, Cameron Dougherty, who has a true passion for glassblowing. His mid-century modern meets contemporary twist on his functional art pieces make a lasting statement.
Studying and working with glass has allowed Cameron to work in studios up and down the entire west coast of North America. However, the initial spark behind his lifelong journey with glass came in 2007, while he was earning his degree in Business Information Systems at California State University Chico. After graduating he enrolled at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, followed by a 5 year apprenticeship in California.
Since 2017 Dougherty Glassworks has been running out of the Terminal City Glass Co-op in East Vancouver, where Cameron is the Studio Manager and a mentor.
Glassblowing is a multi-step process involving glass, steel, wood and fire. Cameron combines traditional and modern methods for both his mold-made barware and each of his hand-blown pieces.
As luck would have it, Vancouver's Cherry trees make the finest choice for the molds used for my barware. The wood I use was salvaged in Vancouver by my wife, who coincidently, is an arborist.