Meet the Team


Diane Lowery
Owner / Artist
Diane is an accomplished artist, painter, sculptor and interior designer prior to building Lowery’s Hot Glass with Dave. With the completion of the studio Diane could not resist the challenge of working with glass. Diane has since developed a family of Sculpted Fish. Using her strong artistic and design skills, the ability to draw composite sketches and a well developed sense of coordinating colors and such, Diane enjoys working with Clients to design custom glass art work. When not designing or sculpting glass, Diane enjoys composing music, playing piano and singing. 
Owner / Glassblower
Dave began the art of blowing glass in college. After serving as an assistant to several prominent glass artists, he was brought on board at the prestigious Bill Kasper Studio in Escondido, California. While working with Kasper’s hand-picked team, Dave learned the skills needed to make large-scale blown glass. Since starting Lowery’s Hot Glass, Dave has perfected his skills, creating his own style for large scale glass projects. When not working, he enjoys experimenting with different techniques with fellow glass artists as well as playing the drums. 
Justin Gilliland
                                                              
Glassblower
Just a few months over 18 years old, Justin walked into our shop looking for a job. Dave put a broom in his hand pointed to the studio and said “Here you go”. It wasn’t long before he started handling blow pipes and punty rods. Today he gaffs almost all of the blown glass that is produced by Lowery’s Hot Glass. He is brilliant at executing Diane’s designs and fashions each piece with elegance and expertise. His care for your art is of ultimate concern to him and to say that we couldn’t do without him would be an understatement. He is the “Macgyver” of our studio and can navigate his way around any technical issues. And, he’s a real nice guy, too. Meet Justin Gilliland.
    Lilly
       
      Office Inspiration
        This is Lilly. She came into our lives on February 19, 2000 and left our lives the day after Thanksgiving in 2012. She laid in her bed up on the check out counter and was a joy for us all. We miss her every day and will always be grateful for how she enriched our lives and the lives of our customers. Lilly Lowery – the cutest dog there ever was.