(Olympia, Washington, 1952 – 2021, Seattle, Washington)
Benjamin Moore is a leader amongst leaders of the American Studio Glass Movement, and has been involved in this movement since the very beginning. He has studied at every prestigious glass school in the United States, as well as studying under glass masters in Venice, Italy. He is responsible in many ways for shaping the glass industry as we know it today, by bringing the Italian glassmakers Lino Talgliapietra and his brother-in-law to the United States. His main influences are Dale Chihuly and the architectural glass expert, James Carpenter.
Moore’s style of bold color in modernist design has earned him the name, “master of minimalism.” He enjoys reinterpreting old Italian glassmaking techiniques in contemporary pieces. Moore currently creates glass in his own studio, Benjamin Moore Glass Inc, in Seattle Washington.