James Hayes

James Hayes

One of the featured artists in “Mix, Melt, Mark, and Brush: a Color Show,” James Hayes is also available to provide programming in association with the exhibition tour. Possible offerings include a gallery talk or demonstrations of his glass blowing process.

James Hayes was born and lives in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where he owns and operates the James Hayes Art Glass Company. After receiving an art degree from Hendrix College in Conway Arkansas in 1988, he searched for a new medium to express his artistic talent. Three months later he discovered glassblowing at the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School. He has studied glassblowing in Murano, Italy; Columbus, Ohio; and the Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle Washington.

James has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. Some of his honors include an invitation from the White House to design a Christmas tree ornament, and been featured in “High Profile” in the Arkansas Democrat Gazetteand on KTHV Channel 11's Everyone has a Story. He has been on the cover of At Home in Arkansas magazine, and featured in Southern Living Magazine. He has won the Best of Media at the Shreveport Louisiana Red River Revel Arts Festival, and Best of Show at Riverfest, in Little Rock.

All programs or workshops provided by James are contracted directly with the artist separate from the exhibition rental agreement. Workshops require venue coordination of enrollment/fees and provision of workshop materials after consulting with the artist.

Region: Central
Discipline: Celebration Arts
Fees: $800 for 1 day (6 hours); 55 cents per mile for mileage, and lodging if necessary
Availability: Year-round
Requirements: safety glasses; metal-top table; folding


James Hayes
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(870) 543-9792 | (870)692-9203
[email protected]

James Hayes