Ashleigh Hardes Koslow
Marketing Director, business manager and a founding member of Lexington Glassworks. She wears many hats at Lexington Glassworks including managing the studio's digital marketing strategies, branding, media relations, PR and B2B development. Ashleigh is an active member in both the arts and business community of Asheville. She is a current board member of the Asheville Downtown Association, active member of the Downtown Asheville Arts District, was the 2018 Summer of Glass marketing chair and the former South Slope Neighborhood Association President. Originally from Ithaca, New York, she lives on a mini-farm with her husband, daughter and two dogs outside of Weaverville.
I’m from Durham, North Carolina, and moved to Asheville to attend Warren Wilson College, where I got a BA in fine art with a concentration in painting and pen and ink. I am one of the few cat lovers at Lexington Glassworks, but am also a fan of dogs. Two joys in my life are people and art, and working at Lexington, I get to enjoy both.
I grew up in Virginia, where I attended Virginia Commonwealth University and received my BFA in Craftsand Material Studies. Spend most of my free time laughing too loudly, frolicking outside, skating, doing yoga, picking flowers, petting dogs, spinning fire, reading, writing, painting, and cooking food. Enjoying the good stuff in life with good people.
WNC Native, 300,000 miles on two wheels, love skiing and winter sports.
Michael began his career in glass blowing in his hometown of Richmond, VA at Virginia Commonwealth University where he graduated with a BFA in Craft and Material Studies. Taking a special interest in the Italian style glass working. He has traveled several times to the Island of Murano to study glass techniques specific to the glassmakers there. Here at Lexington Glassworks Michael is a production glassblower, and assistant gaffer helping to create many of the classic LGW designs.
Julia grew up in St Petersburg, FL and graduated from Florida State University with a BA in Studio Art focused in Darkroom Photography. She is also an alumni of the International Rome Art Program based in Italy. Julia spends most of her time traveling and hiking with her family and two dogs.