Rik Allen, 1967, Providence, B.A. in Anthropology, Franklin Pierce University.
Rik’s earliest and formative glass studio experiences and education came as a studio assistant in Providence, working with a number of wonderful artists, Daniel Clayman, James Watkins, and Michael Scheiner. Rik relocated to Washington in 1994, where he joined the William Morris team at the Pilchuck Glass School for thirteen years.
Rik has had numerous solo exhibitions of his sculptures through out the country, including the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, the Museum of Northwest Art, and Traver Gallery, Blue Rain Gallery, Schantz Gallery, and Duncan McClellan Gallery.
His sculptures have been acquired for a number of public and private collections, including Glass Museum in Tacoma, Imagine Museum and Toyoma Institute of Glass, Blue Origin, Boeing, Amazon and SpaceX.
In 2018 Rik was awarded the “Grand Artist of the future” Award by the Imagine Museum.
Rik and his wife, Shelley Muzylowski, work from their beautiful rural home and studio in Skagit County Washington.