Steven M. Anderson has more than 20 years of professional education and experience in scientific glassblowing. During his training at Salem Community College in Carneys Point, N.J., he concentrated on the scientific aspects of his craft and realized unlimited possibilities in the artistic field.
Steven is employed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and is recognized with the distinction as the third glassblower in the organization’s history, dating back to the late 1920’s. He also is a longstanding member of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society.
With skilled handwork, Steve creates unique, scientific apparatus and plays an important role in the advancement of research and medicine.
During his personal time, Steven creates hand-blown art by lampworking — a technique of working clear and colored glasses in a hot flame. Using selective heating and blowing, he creatively transforms the glass into elegant artwork, vases and ornaments. Steven incessantly and passionately embraces the ancient, technical and magical elements of scientific and artistic glassblowing.