Gerald Haessig is both a glass and ceramic artist. Born in St. Louis, he moved to New Orleans to work at a local TV station. In 1992, his wife gave him a gift certificate for a private glassblowing lesson. While working at the TV station, he continued to persue his interest in glassblowing. Along the way, he started working with clay when the hot shop closed for the summer. Wanting to break out of the box, he left the TV industry in 1999 to fulfill his desire to be an artist.
Currently, he is a member of the Dutch Alley Artist Co-op in the French Quarter and a board member of the New Orleans Creative Glass Institute. He teaches clay hand constructions methods at Sinistra Studio. He is the past director of the Young Adult Workshops at New Orleans Glassworks and Printmaking Studio.
He has received awards and commissions for his work in both glass and clay. A piece from his current series of “Containment Vessels” has been commissioned for First Lady Michelle Obama.
His work is available at the Co-op and other locations in New Orleans. Also, each month the gift shop in NOMA features the artwork of a local artist. This month the featured artist is Gerald Haessig. Mr. Haessig’s artwork will be on display and for sale for the entire month of September. His new “Containment Vessel” series, his response to the BP Oil spill, can be viewed in the gift shop.
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