Matthew Abadi was born and raised in Washington, DC where at the age of 27 he first witnessed glass being made by hand. Captivated by the process, and the warmth and glow of the material in its fluid state, Matthew moved his life to the Pacific Northwest to pursue an education in the craft. Dedicating his attention to functional everyday objects while holding simplicity as a high virtue, he explores the versatility of the material using traditional glass working techniques.
Matthew lives in Portland, Oregon where he works as a freelance glassmaker, artist assistant and apprentice. In the spaces between he quietly pursues his creative practice.