Doug Frates

Doug Frates discovery of his talent for glassblowing was a fortuitous accident.

​After leaving his hometown of St. Louis and enlisting in the Unites States Marine Corps, Doug served in Iraq in 2003. When his tour of duty ended, his search for a civilian career began. A glassblowing class at Sonoran Glass Art Academy in his newly-adopted hometown of Tucson, AZ set him on his path to becoming an internationally-recognized glass artist.

In 2005, he founded Doug Frates Glass.

Doug’s work has been featured on the cover of Glass Art Today, the industry guide to art glass creations from around the globe. Ranked as one of the Top 60 Glass Artists in the World by Art Glass Today, Doug strives to create avant-garde pieces that stretch the visual and technical boundaries of the art glass industry.