Careers

Artist Carlyn Ray shares creativity through custom glass art and site specific installations. Located in the Dallas Design District, the Carlyn Ray Designs team consists of experienced glass artists, engineers, fabricators, and installers.  Together with the community and clients, they work to create unique and functional art utilizing glass, metal and lighting.

Available Positions:
Experienced Glassblower

Fabrication Specialist

About Carlyn Ray Designs:
At a young age Carlyn discovered her unrelenting passion for glassblowing, public art, and creation of large scale installations.  During her first ten years of training, she worked under various master glass artists around the world, including Dale Chihuly. She has come full circle to build a multi-talented team with a focus on custom art and projects for and with the community.

Carlyn’s signature designs include unique glass weavings, bespoke chandeliers, hand blown vessels, and lit fused glass panels. Carlyn Ray Designs operates at Carlyn’s Dallas Glass Art studio and gallery. Dallas Glass Art is open to the public and offers hot glass demonstrations, classes, and private events.

About the glass studio Dallas Glass Art: 

Studio:  Our studio is located in the Dallas Design District, along the Trinity River.  It is approximately 4,500 sqft, and features an air conditioned gallery, office, and work area in the front, a spacious hot shop with bleachers for 50 people, dedicated cold shop, and separated space for metal work.  

Equipment

Furnace:  Wet Dog RDT560, 560lb, natural gas

     Glory Holes:  Wet Dog GH27, 27” natural gas

    Wet Dog GH16, 16” natural gas

                            Custom 12”, 12” natural gas

     Warmers: Wet Dog combo pipe warmer & color box

     Ovens:  2x Wet Dog 22 kW front loading (stacked)

                  Custom 5’ long coffin

                  Pearl 44- casting/ fusing kiln

    Cold Equipment:  Wet belt sander

                 18” Wet flat wheel

                 Wet table saw

                 Wet drill press

   Metal Equipment:  MIG and TIG welders

                 Horizontal and vertical band saws

                 Full complement of power and hand tools

Full-Time Team Members:

     Carlyn – Lead Artist and Co-Owner

     Kyle – Engineer and Co-Owner

     Clay – Hot Shop Manager, Lead Artist’s Assistant and Instructor

     Sonja – Office Manager

     Michelle – Assistant and Fabricator

Part Time Team Members:

     Simon – Assistant and Instructor

     Jenna – Assistant and Fabricator

     Grant – Fabricator

     Katie – Office Assistant

     Kate – Assistant Instructor

 

To apply: Submit a cover letter with your interest in the position, current resume or CV, three references, and salary history to Sonja Baumgarten via email at studio@carlynraydesigns.com or via mail to 1820 Irving Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207.  Please submit applications as soon as possible. Interviews are conducted on a first come, first serve basis until the position is filled.  Start date is available immediately.