Mitchell Gaudet


Mitchell Gaudet has sculpted glass for over thirty years.

Born in New Orleans, he received his BA from Louisiana State University and a MFA from Tulane University. In 1991 he founded Studio Inferno, a glass studio and artists space where he continues to work.

He is influenced by the patina and pace of New Orleans, found objects, nature and historical objects of desire. His primary working material is hot glass and his working method is sand casting which allows him to easily compose and abstract his collages.

He has exhibited work nationally and internationally and has received both a Pollock-Krasner Grant and Joan Mitchell award. He has taught at the Pilchuck School of Glass in Seattle, Wa., the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey, Toyama Institute of Glass in Japan, Bildwerk in Frauenau, Germany and the Glass School in Bornholm, Denmark.

He is currently living on luck, with his artist wife Larkin in the Bayou Sauvage marsh.