Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Jared Last is a Calgary born, Toronto based artist who holds a BFA in glass from the Alberta University of the Arts, where he graduated with distinction in 2016. He has received numerous scholarships and awards throughout his career, and had opportunities to study at both the Corning Museum of Glass, and at Pilchuck Glass School. Most recently, he was accepted into the Craft and Design program at Harbourfront Centre, having recieved a first year scholarship in 2017. Jared's work combines his interests in colour, pattern, architecture and the unique optical properties of glass to create both sculptural and functional works that invite investigation and engagement. He creates works that draw viewers inwards, encouraging them to experience space, pattern, colour and glass from alternate perspective(s).