Mark Leputa

Meet the maestro

For Mark, the greatest sense of self-satisfaction and pride are found in the creation process. Throughout his studies (BA in Communications from the University of Pittsburg in 2003), Mark continuously turned to art to liberate the ideas boiling within. Not until a short trip to New Zealand, did he finally submit to his longing of being a full-time artist, after discovering the medium he had long been seeking - glass. The heat, the fire, the seemingly liquid state that this material is worked at entranced him. Nothing has been the same since. The short visit to New Zealand turned into a three year apprenticeship.

Demanding precision and attention to detail, he is able to bring his abstract visions to life. Every touch to the glass has significant and deliberate meaning. After returning to the United States, he settled in Alabama at Orbix Hot Glass. Exhibitions, awards and exposure have since allowed Mark to further develop a clean crisp body of work.