About Design by Degree Glass


    The lives of these two artists first crossed in Novy Bor, Czech Republic at the 2012 International Glass Symposium. Having began their artistic careers on different paths and migrating to sculpture they found a common passion in glass. Another encounter a year later at the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey began a working relationship that grew into much more. Shortly thereafter Ekin moved to Texas in pursuit of a graduate degree in Glass and Sculpture while assisting Josh finish his own MFA. Since that time both Ekin and Josh have been blowing glass together and sharing their passion in life.


    Married in Canyon, TX in 2015, the couple moved to South Bend, IN and began working in studios in NW Indiana and SW Michigan. Having just received residencies at Glass Art Kalamazoo, the pair is working primarily in Kalamazoo. Design by Degree focuses on functional design as well as conceptual art and large scale installations. From the birth of ideas through the final touches this team works together and assists one another to design to the highest degree!



Individual Artist biographies/resumes will be posted soon.