Shawn Risko of Riskula Art Glass is from the Napa Valley. He has been working with art glass for 20 years. He apprenticed under well known glass artist, Gordon Heuther. During his apprenticeship he learned the art of glass carving, etching, laminating (gluing) glass to glass, and fabricating very large glass projects such as the Sacramento International Airport.
After his apprenticeship with Gordon he went on to apprentice with Ray Centanni specializing in stained glass fabrication. During this time Shawn learned the restoration process of removing, rebuilding and installation of stained glass windows such as St. Helena Catholic Church and Niembaum winery in the Napa Valley.
Shawn also does glass etching on glass shower enclosures and mirrors for other glass companies. His personal pieces including tables, bowls and vases can be found on display at RAS galleries in Yountville CA.