Hayden Dakota Wilson

Hayden Wilson grew up in the Mountains of Western North Carolina.  He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  

As a second generation glass maker, he has been around glass his entire life, but working professionally as a glass blower and caster for the past six years. 

He has been an assistant instructor in the glass studio at Penland School of Craft, in Penland, North Carolina and also at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state. Hayden has also worked Jackson County Green Energy Park, and for 5 years served as Asheville Glass Center shop manager where he builds equipment and teaches glass classes. He currently creates his work as well as serving as studio manager at the North Carolina Glass Center, a non-profit, public access educational glass facility.