Knoxville based artist, Marisa (Mars) Mitchell, is a sculptor working in a variety of mediums including glass, metal, wood, concrete, and more. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tennessee. Since graduating she has created work that can be seen throughout East Tennessee. Glass being one of her favorite mediums […]


J. Alexander Ward is a gaffer at Pretentious Glass and he is enamored with the glass process. Technique is his passion and if he’s not blowing glass, he’s either spending time with his dog, Judson, or playing Rocket League with friends.


Alex Greenwood, (aka Greenwood, aka Mr G, aka Geezy, aka sugar britches) began blowing glass in 2001. He and Matthew met while both attending the Appalachian Center for Crafts in 2005. The bromance began immediately, and has only grown stronger over the years. The two friends have worked together many times in their careers as […]


Matthew Cummings is an artist/designer working primarily with glass. He lives and drinks in Knoxville, TN. Pretentious Glass Co is his answer to boring and under-designed beer glasses. In 2018, Matthew brought the dream full circle by opening up Pretentious Beer Co next door. An experimental brewery that focuses on developing new flavor profiles in […]