Toan Klein has spent his professional life immersed in the art glass field. After growing up in and around New York City, he was introduced to glassblowing in Ohio. Eventually he was offered an apprenticeship with master Venetian glassblowers living in Canada. Falling in love with the city, he stayed and set up the first hot glass artist’s studio in Montreal. Toan eventually moved to Toronto, where he maintains a studio and gallery. His glass endeavors have included one-man exhibitions, outdoor art shows, unique commissions, editions, writing articles, running a gallery, teaching, consulting and more. His art glass is found in a variety of museum collections, including the Corning Museum of Glass, NY and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
In addition to his own art, Toan represents several of his colleagues, in the capacity of art glass curator and sales representative at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Canada, Café Boulud. Each piece was selected for its high level of design and meticulous craftsmanship. Throughout the restaurant you will find many of the works seen on this website. Other glass art by each artist may be offered, such as multiples, editions, installations, commissions and corporate presentations. Please feel free to discuss options with Toan.