Art Glass by David McDermott & Yukimi Matsumoto

McDermott Glass Studio

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Artist Info:

David McDermott and his wife Yukimi Matsumoto have been working together since 2001. Joined by fellow artists Bryan Randa and Isabel Green, they work together with passion, precision and timing. The results are not only rewarding, but also mesmerizing.

David McDermott's journey in glassblowing began in 1973 under the tutelage of Master Gaffer Robert Mason. Learning in the tradition of countless generations of Scottish Masters, David gained skills that compliment his natural artistic talent. From the early basic steps to today's ability to create complex pieces, David has cherished the challenge glassblowing offers.

Glass artist David McDermott
Commissioned pieces for:
6 U.S. Presidents
Pope John Paul II
Empress of Japan
Empress of Portugal
Bank of Scotland
Henry Kissinger
Ladies Professional Golf
Pieces on display at:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Corning Museum of Glass

Glass artist Yukimi MatsumotoYukimi Matsumoto was born in Osaka Japan in 1973, graduated from Osaka Designer School specialized in Production Design (1993). Yukimi went to work at Suwa Glass Studio in Nagano. After two years of apprenticing, she went to work at various studios in Japan. Yukimi decided to attend The Studio at Corning NY in 1999. Shortly there after, she started to work with David.

David and Yukimi started McDermott Glass Studio in 2002. Yukimi's impeccable color selection and soft design are second to none. She enjoys work with colors which creates the feeling of Nature.

Bryan Randa

Growing up in the fields of Iowa, Bryan developed a love and curiosity for nature and its intricacy's at an early age. Moving to Cape Cod just after high school, Bryans career as a glassblower began after meeting David McDermott and Yukimi Matsumoto. Now working at McDermott Glass Studio as a team and family they create a wide variety of unique glass art.

Isabel Green

I was born in 1990 in New York City, but I grew up on Cape Cod- loving the ocean and the cranberry bogs. While attending Falmouth High School, in 2007, I started working at McDermott Glass Studio, learning the traditional ways of glass blowing. As many do, I fell in love with glass. After graduating high school I took a few art and business classes at Cape Cod Community College. It was hard to focus on school when my passion was at McDermotts. I expect to be continuing my education in glass for the rest of my life!

Working at McDermott Glass Studio has given me the ability to express myself through glass. I love making sea creatures, octopus, jellyfish, fish, turtles… you name it! Exploring the world of sculpture glass is just as exciting to me as learning to make vessels and blowing out different traditional shapes. The most fun I could have is to try something new, taking on the different challenges the glass presents. David, Yukimi, and Bryan are kind enough to be teaching me and I am lucky enough to have them all as friends. I love the style of glass blowing at McDermott Glass Studio, I love and admire the people (and the dogs too), and I can’t wait to see what we come up with next!

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