Ted Jolda was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada and has been a glass artist since 1985.
While convalescing following a traumatic injury, Ted discovered his passion for glass and went on to pursue studies at the Sheridan School of crafts and design. On completing his academic studies he founded a studio in Vancouver, where he honed his skills and worked for five years.
He has traveled and has worked and studied with many noted glass artists, including Australian David Wright. Ted exhibits worldwide, and has received honours and critical acclaim. His works grace the tables of royalty, heads of state and many other public figures.
Now one of Canada's best known glass artists, Ted currently blows glass in his own studio, and shows in his own cottage gallery, nestled in a beautiful country garden in Cedar BC.
In his own words, Ted is:"Artist, Noble, Warrior-poet, Father, Lucky, Clean, Right handed, Subtle, Cook, Shiny, Easy-listening, Sexy, Inspiring, Epicure, Ordained, Handsome, Leader, Modest, Helpful, Modest, Humorous, Biodegradable, Creative, All-natural, Full Fibre, Tart, Lugubrious, Firm, Fun, Desirous, Widescreen, Adventurer, Hair-dyed, Creative, Sleek, Snow skier, Action-packed, Fun."