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“My work is a melding of traditional glassmaking techniques and contemporary design. I aim to present pieces to my audience that are clean, approachable and well-articulated.


I take inspiration from the everyday world around me as I seek to illuminate fragments of our cultural landscapes that may otherwise be considered commonplace or overlooked.”

Detroit based Aritst, Designer and Educator, Andy Koupal has over 18 years of experience working with glass. He received a BFA in 2009 from RIT’s School for American Crafts and honed his abilities while working for many shops and institutions including Simon Pearce, The Corning Museum and most recently The Henry Ford, where he worked full-time for 10 years as a production glassblower and managed the Glass Shop from 2018-2021. He also taught as an Adjunct Faculty member at the College for Creative Studies for 10 years.

Currently, Andy co-owns and operates out of a hot glass studio in Detroit, MI where he focuses on design and sculptural works.



Rochester Institute of Technology

BFA in Glass and Sculpture  Rochester, NY

May    2009




Owner/Operator 2021-Present

AK Industries     Detroit, MI


College for Creative Studies

2013 – 2022

Adjunct Faculty Detroit, MI


Flint Institute of Art  2018 – 2022


Flint, MI


The Henry Ford  2018 – Aug. 2021

Studio Manager Dearborn, MI


The Henry Ford      2012 – June 2018

Glassblower  Dearborn, MI


Simon Pearce

2011 – 2012

Glassblower  Windsor, VT


Furnace Design Studio

2009 – 2011

Glassblower/Instructor Dearborn, MI


Epiphany Glass   2009-2011

Glassblowing Assistant   Pontiac, MI


Cedar Point 2008

Glassblower    Sandusky, OH


Corning Musuem of Glass


Walk – In Workshop Instructor

Corning, NY


Baron Glassworks

2004 – 2010

Assistant/Technician/Instructor  Ypsilanti, MI




Glass 52    2024


Habatat Galleries   Royal Oak, MI



Rockets, Robots & Rayguns 2024


Janice Charach Gallery


West Bloomfield, MI



The End  2024


Culture Object  New York, NY



Auxillary Gallery 2024


Trifecta Glass  Lexington, KY



Underfoot/Overhead  2024


Wasserman Works Detroit, MI



Play-Ability + GAS Conference Reception 2023


I.M. Weiss Gallery   Detroit, MI



NGG 2023  2023


Habatat Galleries  Royal Oak, MI





I.M. Weiss Gallery    Detroit, MI



Michgian Regional Glass Exhibition 2022


Janice Charach Gallery


West Bloomfield, MI



MHG Winter Inviational




Michigan Hot Glass


Detroit, MI



River of Shadows (Kim Harty w/Andy Koupal)   2020


Heller Gallery


New York, NY







Janice Charach Gallery


West Bloomfield, MI



Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition




Janice Charach Gallery


West Bloomfield, MI



Teaching Workshops



Pittsburgh Glass Center 2022


TA for Ryan Thompson  Embracing Failure


Pittsburgh, PA



University of Michigan




Stamps School of Art and Design


Ann Arbor, MI


Glass Casting Workshop



University of Wisconsin Stevens Point




Winter Session Intensive


Stevens Point, WI






Toledo Arts Commission


Rescue Plan Grant Panelist





Ann Arbor Art Fair






Ann Arbor, MI


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