Nate is the father of Glas. His 30+ years as a neon artist has made him dedicated to bolstering the appreciation, knowledge, and manufacturing of American Neon.
3 months after graduating from University of NC @ Chapel Hill in the late 80’s, Sheaffer was inspired to begin specializing in installations featuring neon lighting. His distinctive style consists of adding colorful neon wording and designs to found objects, sculptures, and canvases.
Sheaffer’s bold yet tasteful work involves upcycling discarded or disused material in an effort to
“…draw awareness to ways we all can be more thoughtful in multi-purpose usefulness of the planet’s natural resources” – Nate Sheaffer
A self described “Uncertified Mad Scientist since 1992” Zach is Glas’s resident borosilicate glass blower and fabricator. He learned his glass working skills during his 5 year tenure at Prism Research Glass in Raleigh, NC and continues to experiment and push the limit of what is possible in glass.