Steve Funk began as a glass collector and was encouraged by David Bennett a Seattle glass artist to try glass blowing in 2004. He knew immediately this was to become his passion. This led to numerous trips to Seattle to continue an initial glass education. During his career, Steve has attended classes at the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, Pittsburgh Glass Center and Haystack School of Crafts. He spent 2 weeks in Murano learning from Maestro Davide Salvadore. Steve has also had the opportunity to learn with the following outstanding artists: John Miller Nick Mount Richard Marquois Richard Ritter Stephen Powell Ben Edols Chuck Lopez Kait Rhodes Dante Marioni Steve Funk currently serve as a trustee for The Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, Washington.