Cameron Dougherty is a glass artist working primarily in soft-glass furnace techniques. He has also recently begun torchworking with borosilicate glass.
Born & raised in California’s central Valley, Cameron attended California State University, Chico. While earning his degree in Business Information Systems, he took glassblowing as an elective. The hobby soon became a passion.
In order to pursue his passion for glass, he traveled to North Carolina’s distinguished Penland School of Crafts in Fall of 2010. There he completed a two month concentration in hot glass.
By December 2010, Cameron had began working for artist Bryon Sutherland in Gridley, CA. While Working with Bryon, Cameron was able to add many skills to his repertoire, as well as receive practical knowledge in the industry.
Cameron relocated to Portland Oregon in 2015 to further pursue his career. There, he worked as a glassblowing instructor at Live Laugh Love Art as well as being a demonstrating artist at Gorge Glasshaus.
In early 2017 Cameron settled in Vancouver, BC. Running his practice out of Terminal City Glass Co-op, while also working for glass design and manufacturing company BOCCI.
He is currently the Studio Manager of Terminal City Glass Co-op.
“I work as a Glassblower, focusing on barware and other sculptural and decorative items for the home.
To me, glass is the most captivating of all materials. We all use it every day in our windows and drink ware, yet very few know of the processes involved in the making. I love both the process and the material.
I find the challenge of working with glass to be extremely rewarding. It is a dance of heat, gravity and centrifugal force, as well as the hand-eye coordination that I have developed over the last 10 years. The never-ending desire to improve my craft and the need for focus and concentration keeps me striving to move forward in better controlling the material.