Hayden Wilson grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
As a second-generation glass maker, he has been around glass his entire life, but working professionally as a glass blower and caster for the past six years. He has been an assistant instructor in the glass studio at Penland School of Craft and Pilchuck Glass School. Hayden has also worked at Jackson County Green Energy Park, and for 5 years served as Asheville Glass Center shop manager building equipment, and teaching glass classes. He currently creates his work in Virgil’s old studio in Asheville NC
Hayden bought Virgil’s Art Glass studio in April of 2017 and is continuing to run Virgil’s business as well as adding to the products available. Stay tuned for new items and news updates.