Garry Cohen was the previous owner and a long time resident of the Glass House. He was a glass blower, and the house is named in honor of his legacy.
He called it the Glass Ranch, which is probably a better name.
Garry Cohen has been on the leading edge of the exciting revitalization of studio art glass in San Diego. Cohen has been crafting his remarkable glass art for over 26 years and is recognized for his lively colors and sculptural quality of his pieces. Garry’s rich, deep colors and an imaginative flair for design have helped make a name for himself as an accomplished glass craftsmen.
Garry created “Glass Ranch” at his residence in Escondido with a hot shop, two glass studios, a sculpture garden and a glass gallery. The country setting in Escondido allows for a flexible schedule and the freedom to be creative in a natural, beautiful environment. He encourages guests and collectors to come and visit a live working artist’s environment with his art on display year round.
Garry has been a professional artist most of his adult life graduating from Long Beach State with a degree in ceramics. In his earlier career he worked in industry, ceramics, jewelry design as well as private studios. Garry has taught jewelry design and ceramics at Palomar College since 1981. For the past 12 years, he has served as the Director of the glass blowing program at Palomar College.
Garry has been a tremendous asset to the glass community, especially in San Diego County as an artist and a glass educator. As a glass instructor he has taught many professional glass blowing artists who have participated in the Palomar College glass program and continues to introduce many students to the art of blown glass from his personal studio. His work has been collected locally and internationally. He has been featured on two HGTV shows for his unusual Rooster Teapots and his off beat Glass Ranch. He has also been selected to design public art for the Jewish Academy where he created custom glass candle flames for their ten foot menorah. His work has been featured in TEAPOTS Makers and Collectors book by Dona Z. Meilach as well as other publications.