Brian Brenno was first introduced to glass blowing in 1981 while attending a stained glass class at Pilchuck Glass School, and have been involved with blown glass since. In 1985 he received a BFA degree in glass from California College of Arts and Crafts. For the next ten years he worked for Dale Chihuly on his glass blowing team. In 1997, he built a glass blowing studio on Vashon Island, WA. Since 1989 Brenno have been working on a series of blown glass hats. He uses the hat shape to explore what he feels is an universal human need to decorate everyday objects and create decorative objects.