Jeff Goodman Studio

Our Team

We strive to create objects that enhance, not compete with their surroundings.

Each new commission is an opportunity to explore our collective creativity and bring to light something new, something unique.

Sylvia Lee

sylvia lee
topography

Sylvia is the Executive Director at Jeff Goodman Studio and a 15-year veteran of the company. Her creative authority in the design industry is only matched by her executive leadership and strategic vision for the studio’s growth. Sylvia’s holistic understanding of glass materiality, engineering and project management underpin every endeavor the studio takes on.

While meeting the needs of a growing global group of private clients, luxury brands and the architectural industry, she helms the studio’s research and development of ground breaking new architectural glass products.

Sylvia holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Concordia University and a Diploma in Furniture Design from Sheridan College.

Blaise Campbell

 

Blaise Campbell
sagoma

Blaise leads the design and production studio at Jeff Goodman Studio. His contribution to the design process is a master class in aesthetics and the technical aspects of crafting glass. He has perfected his approach by working with industry icons like Dale Chihuly, William Morris, Michael Scheiner and James Mongrain. During the arc of his career, Blaise has taught his craft on 3 continents and was chosen to be a Pilchuck Emerging Artist in Residence. He is a Fellow of the Creative Glass Center of America and a studio advisor at the Harbourfront Centre Craft Studios in Toronto. Blaise has been with JGS since 2002.

Nick Chase

 

Nick Chase
Vessels

Nick brings to the team an intuitive understanding of glass in all of its incarnations. His creative process brings together the perfect balance
of technical execution and artistic integrity. Nick is a graduate of the Crafts and Design Glass Program at Sheridan College and has been with JGS since 2008.

Jeff Goodman (1961-2012)

Growing up on Canada’s west coast, Jeff always felt intimately connected to nature. The mountains, trees and ocean inspired his imagination. His hands were his creative tools and he thought wood was his medium. Chasing his dream of building wooden boats, Jeff travelled to Ontario to be part of Sheridan College’s woodworking program. The school forced him to choose a second medium as part of the curriculum, so he picked glass on a whim.

Jeff Goodman
Strawberry, Sargasso & Neutral Grey Vases
Stik Chandelier
Hazelton

It didn’t take long for glass to seduce him. The danger of working at 2,500 degrees Celsius demanded his ultimate concentration. Blown glass is beautiful but unforgiving. Mastering the physical demands of the art form involved embracing the natural force of gravity, transforming primitive form into ethereal designs.

Armed with the mechanical expertise, Jeff went on to further explore design at the University of Illinois. After earning a degree in fine arts, he landed a three-year residency at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre where he began building his portfolio and reputation as one of Canada’s preeminent glass blowers.

Jeff established the Jeff Goodman Studio in 1989 and began pushing the boundaries of designs in glass. Soon, his passion for architecture sparked a new phase in his career ­ researching and testing the potential for glass as a structural material. The Studio’s constant desire to experiment and create continues to grow since Jeff’s passing.