Maryland Institute, College of Art, BFA
Indiana University, MFA
Algar Dole is an off-hand blown glass artisan. He has studied in Seattle, Washington and Corning, New York with Josh Simpson, Milton Townsend and Ralph Mossman; with private lessons from Alan Goldfarb; in addition to demonstrations and lectures from David Levi and Sam Stang.
Algar also has extensive experience in the construction of hot shop and glass fusing equipment and studios. His Italian Techniques include Ballerino, Filligrano, Latticino, Reticello, Incalmo, Dupio Incalmo, Novecento, Pennellate and Primavera.
In order to push the natural visual excitement of the ordered chaos in nature, I use the medium of hot glass. All components of a piece are attached hot at the furnace. The Novecento style Gourd Series and Pennellate Series brings out my childlike creativity, a personality trait I enjoy nurturing and also one which I find endearing to observe in others, I continue to pursue my passion to master Italian cane techniques.