Prentice Hicks, Wauhatchie Glass Works
Nestled in the community of Wauhatchie, named for the Cherokee Chief and pronounced WAW-hatchee, lies Wauhatchie Glass Works, the vision of Tennessee native Prentice Hicks, a graduate of McCallie School and Tulane University.
Prentice studied glass as an elective during his senior year at Tulane, but did not begin to actively work with the material until 10 years later. Prior to becoming an artist, he served as a Merchant Seaman and had a career as a carpenter.
Noted for its unusual shapes and vibrant colors, Prentice’s glass is formed with traditional tools and techniques up to the opening of the cup. At that point, he utilizes heat of the flame, gravity, and centrifugal force to achieve his desired results.
The task of Prentice and Wauhatchie Glass Works is to make functional art that touches people, not only today but also long into the future.
Enjoy your glass and remember, these are dishwasher safe, and fine to enjoy cold or room temperature food or drink.
AVOID shocking, (i.e. immersing cold glass in hot water or using a microwave).