Michael Mangiafico is a glass artist and teacher working in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated with a BFA in glass art from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985, and has continued his education by attending as well as teaching glass art seminars across the U.S. and abroad. In 1996 Michael built Fig Studios- Forms In Glass. He designs and creates glass sculptures and craft items from glass by blowing, casting, torchworking, and cold working. Fig Studios has work in fine art galleries and boutiques around the U.S.