Jared Last is from Calgary, Alberta, and has been working in glass since 2011. He recently graduated with distinction in Glass from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2016. His work has been recognized by both the Glass Art Society and the Glass Art Association of Canada, and he has received scholarships to study at both the Corning Museum of Glass and Pilchuck Glass School. Jared takes inspiration from op art, architecture and optical phenomena to create interactive sculptures and functional vessels in blown and coldworked glass. He was awarded a scholarship and became an Artist-in-Residence in 2017.