artbyfire was founded in 1997 by Renée Robbins Pound and Lenoard Whitfield. Renee and Lenoard sought to create a gallery and studio conducive for students and artists to be able to have a venue to create and sell their work.
We now reside on the eastside along with our new glassblowing gallery and school in Issaquah. artbyfire's original location in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, offered classes in glass blowing , flameworking and casting. Our new studio in Issaquah presently offers glass blowing classes, private parties, teambuilding events, kids camps, monthly special events and more. Hopefully soon we will have our lampworking studio up and running as well.