Peter B. Houk
- Artistic Director of the W. David Kingery Ceramics and Glass Lab
- Technical Instructor
- MA, Tufts University, 1986
- (617) 253-5309
Peter Houk came to the world of glass with a background in painting and printmaking. Much of his work is concerned with the integration of imagery with the transparent and translucent qualities of glass. Throughout his career in glass, Houk has remained fixated on the unique ability of glass to convey the transient qualities of light.
His painted and sandblasted work has been exhibited in many galleries and private collections and is held in the museum collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Museum of Glass, and the American Museum of Glass in Millville, New Jersey.
Houk has been Artistic Director of the W. David Kingery Ceramics and Glass Lab since 1997. In that period, the Glass Lab has become the most popular extracurricular activity at MIT, doubling in size and almost tripling in teaching capacity.