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1710 Deer Park Lake Rd
Spruce Pine, NC, 28777
United States


Corey Pemberton (American b. Reston, VA 1990, Lives Penland, NC) received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. He has completed residencies at The Pittsburgh Glass Center (PA), Bruket (Bodø, NO), and is currently a Core Fellow at the Penland School of Crafts (NC).




    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Bachelors of Fine Arts program; Craft and Material Studies

Additional Education and Workshops


    Penland School of Craft

    Core Fellow


    Janusz Pozniak:  Hotter, Better, Faster

    Pittsburgh Glass Center, PA

    Partial Scholarship recipient


    Ethan Stern: Form and Surface, An Anatomy Lesson

    The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass, NY

    Full Scholarship recipient    


    Dante Marioni:  Advanced Glass Blowing

    Haystack School of Crafts, ME

    Work Study Scholarship recipient



    Penland School of Crafts; Penland, NC

    Be In Touch


    Blowing Rock Art and History Museum; Blowing Rock, NC

    Fire and Form, North Carolina Glass


    Pittsburgh Glass Center; Pittsburgh, PA

    Turned On


    Bruket Gallery; Bodø, Norway

    Hands on Hands Off


    Jacksonville Center for Art; Floyd, VA

    Rhythms in Glass


    The Bascom; Highlands, NC

    American Craft Today: Glass


    Anderson Gallery; Richmond VA

 Professional Experience


    John Geci Glass; glass blowing assistant, Bakersville, NC


    Devin Burgess and Jeri Virden; glass blowing assistant,  

    Greensboro, VT


    Møhl Drivsholm Glas; Assistant to Tobias Møhl and Trine

    Drivsholm.  Ebeltoft, DK    


    Penland School of Crafts; Glass studio assistant.  Penland, NC


    Augusta Glass Studio; Assistant to Sam Stang and Kaeko

    Maehata.  Augusta, MO 


    Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio; Studio Assistant and

    Adjunct Instructor.  Norfolk, VA


Teaching Experience


    Pittsburgh Glass Center; Pushing Pattern


    Corning Museum of Glass

    Teacher’s Assistant to Nancy Callan


    Pilchuck Glass School

    Teacher’s Assistant to Ethan Stern


    Asheville Glass Center:  Basics and Beyond


    Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio:  Amorphous Solid I and II,

    Sand Casting


    Kent State University, OH

    Teacher’s Assistant to Sam Stang and Susan Taylor Glassgow;    

    Imagery on flat and blown glass.  


    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Teacher’s Assistant to Jacob Vincent and Jack Wax; beginning

    and advanced hot glass.




    Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Excellence in Glass


    Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Excellence in Glass



    2017- Present

    Penland School of Craft; Core Fellow


    Pittsburgh Glass Center