Sean Donlon

Adjunct Instructor

Department of Craft/Material Studies

Sean Donlon has been drawn to the challenges of manipulating glass manipulations since the first day he melted a clear marble. Donlon earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. He has traveled all over the United States and internationally to Lauscha, Germany and Murano, Italy to study lost techniques in glass, and to work with other glass artists. Among his distinguished honors, Donlon was the recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts fellowship, was awarded Best in Show at Craft + Design, was featured in American Craft Magazine, Home & Design Magazine, New Glass Review, and received the Smithsonian’s New Direction – Excellence in Design, of the Future award. Donlon’s work has been exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, & can be found in the Collections of the Chrysler Museum, Capital One, and VMFA. He is currently living and working in Richmond, Virginia