In 1998 Mark built and founded “Glass Quest ” in rural Stanwood, Washington. Mark’s son Marcus Ellinger is now blowing glass with Mark and has been blowing glass at Glass Quest since 2008. The father and son team up and feed off each others creativity.
Meet the Father & Son Glassblowing Team behind The Great Northwest Glass Quest!
Mark A. Ellinger, is a native of Puget Sound, Washington and has been blowing glass art since 1983. In addition, Mark has served as the Artistic director, Production Mgr, & Head glass blower for a well respected Pacific Northwest glassblowing studio for 15 years.
Mr. Ellinger has won numerous awards for his innovative uses of color & form, which developed from his love of the Art Nouveau period and the natural surroundings of the Puget sound. His pieces grace both individual and corporate collections around the world.
” The free form beauty of the Puget Sound region is the inspiration of my artwork. Nature provides an endless pallet of color and form that lends itself to the nature of glass in its molten state. the breeze of a sunny day, the ebb & flow of a tide, glass captures the movement of creation and freezes it so it can be enjoyed and light can play upon its color & form.”