Kenny Pieper was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in the mountains of North Carolina. In 1978, he moved to Detroit under scholarship at the Center for Creative Studies; he subsequently received his B.F.A. from California College of Art and Design, Oakland, California. For the past twenty-six years, Kenny has been experimenting and perfecting his glassblowing techniques. He is deeply moved by the entire process of the medium and relishes each chance to work with fire and glass in its liquid state. The jewel-like qualities of glass and its luminosity influence and intrigue him. His goblets and vases, while celebrating function, also convey the elegance, beauty, and harmony that he cherishes. The artist has work in the collections of Corning Museum of Glass, Museum of Fine Art Boston, New Bedford Museum of Glass, Asheville Art Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, Hickory Museum of Art, as well as many private collections.