Vernon Brejcha is considered one of the pioneers in the contemporary glass movement. Among the institutions that have collected his work are the Smithsonian Institute, the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York, the L.A. County Museum, and the Wedgewood Museum in England. His work is in the collections of over 40 museums, including in Germany, Austria, Japan and Denmark.
Born in 1942, Brejcha has been blowing art glass since the late 1960s. A Kansas native, he did his undergraduate work at the University of Kansas, and his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In Wisconsin he studied under America's renowned master of art glass, Harvey Littleton.
He has executed large works for H&R Block, the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Overland Park Convention Center, and several private collectors. His smaller works are owned by private and corporate collectors worldwide.
Brejcha instructed in art at the University of Kansas for nearly 30 years. His studio is in Lawrence, where he regularly gives tours and demonstrations.