Brook Forrest White, Jr. grew up enjoying sports and music. While pursuing a degree in Government at Centre College in Danville, KY, Brook stumbled upon glass art and under the tutelage of internationally renowned glass artist Stephen Rolfe Powell, Brook found new personal creativity in the hot glass process.
After a term of law school failed to conquer White’s love of hot glass, he returned to Danville and started his own studio. He spent time working as a studio assistant and as an apprentice to Stephen Rolfe Powell from 1993-1995. In 1993 he also worked with glassblower Curtiss Brock as an apprentice in Smithville, TN.
Brook has shown his glass throughout the United States, including such venues as the Kennedy Center, Washington, D C, the Huntington Museum of Art, and the Asheville Art Museum. His most recent works focus on the connection between their inner and outer spaces. Brook explains, “The complex relationships built between the coloration, patterning and form offer a glimpse into the soul of the art of hot glass…a sliver into the realm of pure fire and light.”
Brook’s work can also be found at Appalachian Fireside Gallery, Berea, KY; Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY; the Owensboro Museum of Art, Owensboro, KY; and at many Kentucky State Park gift shops.