Brooklyn Glass, Gowanus, Brooklyn



Alex Poeppel

Alex Poeppel

Alex Poeppel is a 23 year old glass artist from NYC who dislikes writing about himself in the third person. Poeppel is a studio technician at Brooklyn Glass, and has been working with glass for over three years. Specializing in flame-working and cold-working borosilicate glass, Poeppel primarily… read more

bg instructors

Brooklyn Glass Instructors

Our instructors are all professional practicing artists who share a passion for teaching. Specializing in glassblowing, neon, flameworking and coldworking, our diverse faculty is comprised of expert creative artists and craftspeople from around the world.


David Ablon

David starting bending neon in 1977 at Alfred University. He starting teaching courses in neon 1981 when he opened his first neon company. While his initial experience was providing signs and design for landmarks such as Studio 54, he moved on to working on movies like Urban Cowboy and artists… read more


Leo Tecosky

Tecosky’s work is a reflection of cultural exchange, travel and experience. Working with traditional glassblowing and neon bending techniques, the artist has recently begun experimenting with the screen printing process; taking printmaking to a different and more sculptural level by allowing for… read more

Michael Helt

Michael Helt

Michael Helt is a New York City native and lives in Brooklyn. He received his BFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute currently works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  He has worked with divergent material from stone to plastics, always looking for a technical mastery of the medium in which he… read more