Matthew Paskiet is native to “The Glass City”, Toledo, Ohio. He began his study of glass blowing at The Toledo Museum of Art and further pursued his studies at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State as well as The Centre de Vidre in Barcelona. Matt has assisted respected glass artists Dino Rosin and Dale Chihuly. Ready to practice what he has learned, Matt returned to Toledo and opened FireNation Glass Studio and Gallery. Here he creates and displays his work, which is a reflection of his unique vision and passion inspired by his love of nature and spirituality. The results of using a variety of age-old and off- hand forming methods are works of great depth, optical fascination and beauty.