glass resume

Charles E. Friedman Bio/Resume



1949 Born in Seattle, WA
1970 AA degree, Los Angeles City College, Technical Theatre

BA degree, San Diego State University

Studied all aspects of stage craft, lighting and scenic design

1971-present Local Street Fairs and Art Festivals (University District, Fremont,        Port Angeles, Edmonds, Bellevue, Anacortes, Ballard Seafood Fest)
1973-1989 Owned and operated pottery studio, Port Angeles, WA         Produced high-fired functional stoneware & porcelain sold in galleries and festivals throughout the Pacific NW
1980 Opened Friedman Art and Craft Gallery, Port Angeles, WA
1984 Friedman Gallery incorporated into a non-profit community art gallery that eventually became the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
1989-1993 Studied and practiced glass techniques with noted NW production glassworkers and artists, Seattle, WA.
1997-2010 Art Handler, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
1993-present Friedman Glassworks established, Ballard, WA.                                       Studio designed and built for the production of glass seashells.
2000-present Established ?The Port Angeles Midden?                                     Port Angeles Art Center, Port Angeles, WA                                                 5 Tons of Shilshole Seashell Shards; open to the public


2000-present Glass and metal consultant for art conservators both local and from around the world.  (“The Seattle Mural” by Paul Horiuchi – Seattle, WA. George and Gerard “Gerry” Tsutakawa and various local metal fabricators.)


2010 Established a ?Seashell Museum?, Seattle, WA., a traveling ersatz museum/art installation from his private collection


2010 Author, ?Shilshole Seashells From the Salish Sea?, a museum catalog for the above exhibition





Selected Exhibitions and Shows


The Ki’i Galleries at the Grand Wailea Hotel, Wailea, HI

Steve Wynn Hotels, Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore

Seattle Art Museum (Gift Shop), Seattle, WA

Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

Blowing Sands Gallery, Seattle, WA

IOMA, Kalispell, MT

Atlantis/Bonaire Hotel Resort, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

The Real Mother Goose, Portland, OR

Indigo, Charleston, SC

Coastal Galleries, Carmel, CA

Gallery One, Naples, FL

Phoenix Rising Gallery, Seattle, WA (10 years, now closed)








Professional Affiliations


Individual member, Glass Art Society

GAS Conferences: Australia, 2005; Amsterdam, 2000; St. Louis, MO, 2006; Portland, OR, 2008; Seattle, WA, 2001 & 2011


Museum of Arts & Design (formerly American Craft Museum), NYC, NY