Ion Glass is Jonathan Goldsmith, a glass artist and studio owner who lives and works on Long Island, NY.Goldsmith hasalways had an affinity for both science and art. As a student, he participated in the New York State Science Olympiad winning several Gold medals. While studying at SUNY Oneonta, he experimented with ceramics, drawing, 3-D design, woodworking, metal sculpture and welding while continuing to investigate other unique mediums. During college, Jonathan decided to try working with borosilicate glass. He bought the basic tools and necessary gasses to set up his first makeshift bench in the basement of his home, and has been perfecting his craft ever since. In 2019, Goldsmith launchedElite Glass Enterprises, Inc., New York's first facility to offer flameworking studio space, classes, and a supply store. With Ion Glass, Goldsmith brings a playful use of color together with a unique interpretation of scientific glass forms to create sophisticated, handsome smokeware that really rips.