Jim Aden

Jim Aden

Profile Location
Lincoln , NE


Undergraduate studies, Portland State University, Portland Oregon
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon
Associate of Arts degree
Western Oregon University, Monmouth Oregon Bachelors of Science in Art with a minor
in Business Administration

Continuing Education

Eugene Glass School, Eugene Oregon
D & L Art Glass, Denver, Colorado
Bullseye Glass, Portland, Oregon


Buckner Creek Stained Glass
Portland Oregon
Aden & Hanes Stained Glass Portland Oregon
Glass Stock West Eugene Oregon
River View Glass, Brownville Nebraska

Juried Arts & Crafts Shows

Lavender Festival, Sequim Washington; Sweet Pea Festival, Bozeman Montana;
Lincoln Arts Festival, Lincoln Nebraska, Zona Rosa Arts, Kansas City, Missouri, Custer
Art Festivals, Spokane & Pasco Washington, Art in Bloom, Medford Oregon; Silverton
Arts Festival, Silverton Oregon; Christmas in the Garden, Silverton Oregon; Polk County
Arts and Crafts Festival, Rickreall Oregon; Oregon Glass Guild, Oregon Convention
Center, Portland Oregon.

Past Memberships

Oregon Glass Guild, Eugene Oregon & Hood River Oregon
Pacific Artists Alliance, Lincoln City Oregon

Current Gallery Representation

Ocean Beaches Glass Gallery, Seal Rock Oregon

Artist Statement

My ongoing passion for this fascinating medium of glass has continued over the past four decades; from the seventies glass blowing hot shop at Portland State University, next in the eighties Aden & Hanes stained glass studio in Multnomah Village, Portland Oregon, then jadenglassworks in Salem Oregon & now River View Glass in Brownville Nebraska.The ability to change the state of this wonderful material from a solid to a liquid and once again back to a solid, not only has unlimited possibilities but continues to push my creative energy.My artwork centers on the relationship between shape and form. Borosilicate glass before the mid-80s was mostly available in clear, very few colors, then with the development of colored rods and tubing a new esthetic became available for the studio. My current body of work at River View Glass encompasses casting, fusing, cold working, slumping, and flame working. All these skill sets can be seen in the never compromising highest level of craftsmanship that professionals seek for their work. River View Glass has the goal to create well-designed pieces of art glass for the public, that will become heirloom items for future generations to enjoy and share with their loved ones.


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