Jessica Landau was born in Mississippi and raised mostly in rural South Carolina. Her artistic ventures include completing her BFA in 2D Fine Arts at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, exhibiting in galleries nationwide, and demonstrating glassblowing techniques for special events.
She lived in Hawaii from 2003 to 2014 where she assisted with the glassblowing program at Punahou School from 2008 to 2012. She has traveled to study, work, and TA at Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, Corning Museum of Glass, the Glass Corner in the Netherlands, and Studio 19 in Great Britain.
She currently works in Tacoma as a Teaching Artist with Arts Connect through Hilltop Artists, where juvenile delinquents are mandated by the court to use glassblowing as a community service project. She also works two days per week at Wilson High School, where she teaches glassblowing, flameworking, and coldworking. Landau has been on the faculty at the Schack Art Center in Everett, Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, and at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn.
Landau has been a full time member of the glassblowing team at Chihuly, Inc in Seattle since 2014, simultaneous to teaching and creating an ever-expanding body of whimsical glass artwork. Landau's work is found in the Rohm and Haas permanent corporate collection and in private collections worldwide. She has recently opened a studio in the esteemed Bemis Arts Building in the SODO district of Seattle, where she hosts local artists who deserve extra recognition in the Pacific Northwest. Please call or email to schedule a viewing or check the schedule for Open House Art Shows and other special events.