DAVID & MELANIE LEPPLA
David has been working in glass for the past twenty-five years. Professional awards include a Fulbright Award to Sweden, a Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship, and two New Jersey Council for the Arts Awards (including the Distinguished Artist Award). Museum Collections of his work include the Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian), New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum of American Glass, and the Musee Des Artes Decoratif (Lausanne).Melanie has been working professionally with glass since graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in 1986. Her professional career includes showing internationally as well as across the United States. Honors include two fellowship grants from the Creative Glass Center of America and a fellowship grant from the New Jersey Counsel for the Arts. Her work is included in the Museum of American Craft and the Museum of American Glass as well as numerous important private collections.