Glen Nipshank was born in Alberta Canada. He studied art at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and graduated from the institute in 1995. Glen was a painter before he began making contemporary pottery using traditional techniques. Glen's pottery explores new evolving sculptural forms. His work is in New York galleries and can be found in collections through out the world.
Glen has worked as a professional craft artist since 1984, specializing in the creation of contemporary pottery works using traditional firing techniques. His award-winning hand-thrown clay vessels feature painted Native American designs
and images, and have been featured in the finest venues throughout Canada and the United States, including the Museum of Art and Design, Eiteljorg Museum, the Museum of American Indian, Heard Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Recognition of Glen Nipshank’s Suggestive Form in Clay is gaining national momentum as a featured artist of the Museum of Arts and Design’s Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2. The touring exhibition focuses “on artists who are pushing the boundaries, establishing new parameters and goals for their art, and laying the groundwork for a revised critical history of their field.”