Steven Weinberg received his B.F.A. from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and obtained his M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design. While at RISD, Weinberg won the Young American Clay/Glass award form the New York City Craft Museum. He later received two National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships and participated in the Embassy Program for the Arts. His work is exhibited in over thirty permanent public collections, including the Corning Museum of Glass, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs of the Palis du Louvre, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“My art has always been about a way to gain control over my environment,” Weinberg writes. “Through the process of making objects I am able to set parameters and make sense of space whereas my day-to-day life borders on unmanageable chaos. I find peace in the process of making art juxtaposed to the uncertainty of everyday living. It is within this dichotomy that I achieve a sense of balance, of organization, even if it is fleeting, and unsustainable. I manage to achieve harmony within a world that has spun out of control.”