Artist: Paul Messink

  • Paul Messink is a kiln-work glass artist and instructor who draws on prior drawing and painting experience to create hand-painted, multi-layered glass panels that present nature in deep dimension.  While mostly self taught, he has been fortunate to learn from artists such as Susan Taylor Glasgow, Richard LaLonde, Mark Salsbury, Annette Baron, and Don Schneider.

    Messink received the “People’s Choice Award” in 2015 at the 3rd Clay and Glass Biennial Exhibition (Brea, CA).  He was awarded “Best in Show” in the 2014 IGAA Group Exhibit “GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland” (Indianapolis, IN), and was a Category Winner in The 2014 Glass Prize, from Warm Glass UK (Bristol, England).  He has also received “Best in Glass” in the 2012 and 2014 Royal Oak Clay, Glass and Metal show (Royal Oak, MI), and “Multi-Media Artist of the Year” in the Art Comes Alive 2013 competition (Cincinnati, OH).

    • 2015

    People’s Choice Award, 3rd Clay & Glass Biennial Exhibition, Brea CA

    • 2014

    Best in Show, “GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland”,

    Indianapolis, IN

    Best in Glass, Royal Oak Clay, Glass, and Metal Show, Royal Oak, MI

    Category winner, The Glass Prize 2014, Bristol, England

    2013

    Mixed-Media Artist of the Year, Art Comes Alive 2013, Cincinnati, OH

    • 2012

    Best in Glass, Royal Oak Clay, Glass, and Metal Show, Royal Oak, MI