Jessica Tsai is a Taiwanese-American glassblower and fabricator based in Philadelphia. She earned her BFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2019 she completed the Scientific Glass Technology program at Salem Community College.
Her work is primarily flameworked Borosilicate glass that ranges from sculpture to jewelry to pipes. Through observation and study, Jessica aims to pay respect to the intricacies of the natural world, both beautiful and discomforting. As a craftsperson, she enjoys the problem-solving process and attention to detail required to sculpt lifeforms and achieve hyperrealism in a difficult material.
She has taught flameworking at UrbanGlass and Salem Community College and demonstrated at the 2023 International Flameworking Conference, the 2023 Glass Art Society Conference, and Tyler School of Art.