Michael Dupille

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Michael Frederick Dupille

Seattle resident Michael Dupille has worked in art his entire career, as both creator and
and educator.He was born in 1955 in Tacoma, WA.

Experienced in a variety of media including animation, illustration, print, and textile design, he continues to challenge himself through invention and innovation. His introduction to glass began in the early 1970ís at Central Washington Universityís glassblowing program. Since the late 1980's he has worked extensively with glass, having developed and refined a technique for 'painting with glass', using crushed glass in combination kiln fired methods called Fritography. Michael is recognized as a pioneer in the field of kiln formed glass, especially in the area of mold making and kiln casting.

He has done design work for Bullseye Glass, was a guest artist at Uroboros Glass and instructor at The Camp Colton Glass program, and his creative input is well featured in Boyce Lundstromís foundational books on kiln formed art glass techniques.

His work is highly collectible and his numerous private and public commissions include projects for The Field Museum, Chicago, The Washington State Arts Commission, Oregon State Arts Commission, The Pierce County Arts Commission, The Everett Cultural Commission, The Seattle Times, The Washington State Bar Association, Amazon.com and the Seattle Mariners.