Ryan Bavin was born in Invermere, BC and has never really left! Growing up in the Columbia Valley has played an instrumental part in the development of Ryan and his art. No matter what the season, Ryan has always felt a great passion for being in and around the Columbia Valley.
Trained as a glassblower by his father Pat, artistic expression has always been a part of everyday life. Ryan started apprenticing under his father at age 15 in 1988, starting a 15 year learning process involving the Pilchuck Glass School.
Ryan has now been working with glass for over 25 years. His work is in Corporate and Private collections worldwide as well as in the National Art Bank in Ottawa, Ontario.