Elias Hansen (USA, born in 1979) is an American artist who studied at Whitman College. After dropping out of school to work on a ranch, he returned to the Northwest and spent 10 years working in various glass studios. He now lives and works in Bellingham, WA. Elias’ art oscillates between the small, deteriorated found object and the delicate, hand-blown glass sculpture, neutralizing the contradictory status of the precious to the discarded. Dysfunctional and beautifully imperfect, his elaborate structures and installations channel an ongoing relationship with everyday objects, and create a sophisticated visual language around the familiar. In 2017 with his wife Blair Hansen they founded Asp & Hand–a glass design and production house creating handmade vessels and custom objects in the Pacific Northwest.