Conference 2023:
Forging New Paths

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Mosaic Marathon

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Art Salon & Silent Auction







Scott Cooper

Scott Cooper, PhD

USA Technical Director for CelSian Glass


Scott became fascinated in ceramics and glass through the art world. As a teenager he worked for a glass artist and found a love for throwing ceramic pottery. During his university studies in materials science, he found every excuse for projects and internships to focus on glass – from fluorescent compositions for lasers to bioactive formulations for drug delivery. He was the global leader for glass science at O-I, the world’s largest manufacturer of glass packaging.  At O-I, Scott led a globally dispersed team that manages glass chemistry, raw materials, properties, color, melting, quality procedures, and technical development. He is currently serving as president of the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council, a trade association representing industrial glass production in North America. He holds 13 US patents. Scott joined CelSian in 2023 as Technical Director.


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MGAI Exhibition Opening

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Laurie Wells, Old World Stone - credit_Mark F Heffron

Education & Inspiration

Mary Clerkin Higgins on Restoration Panel, San Antonio 2019 - Photo Credit: Kyle J. Mickelson

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Downtown Buffalo

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