off center glass
Blown and cast
glasswork by
Ed Francis

the Short Bio

Ed Francis received his bachelor of science in fine and applied arts at Southern Connecticut State University and his master of fine arts in glass from Kent State University. He participated in the Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship Program and was a teaching assistant at Pilchuck and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. In 1995 he started the glass program at the Indianapolis Art Center, and soon after founded Off Center Glass, a specialty glass production business. He has worked in studios across the country and taught at Alfred University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Indianapolis Art Center. Ed is a professor of art and head of glass studies at Tidewater Community College, Visual Arts Center in Portsmouth, Virginia.


Indianapolis Public LibraryCast glass block wall, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, 2006 – 2007



Glass ball installation

Cellphone Booth, 2001
Arlington Heights, IL


Ed creates sculptural work ranging from small wall-hung pieces to major installations. He uses blown and cast glass elements, found materials, fusing and metal to produce his work. Ed's sculptures are found in galleries, museums, and commercial installations across the country.

Head and Shoulders – Rest, 2009

Shrine Divide, 1991

Portholes 1, 2009

Blue Depression, 1997

Head and Shoulders – 12 Ys, 2009

Shrine-Cocoon, 1991

Retail and Awards

Visit my Etsy shop


Paper weights


Ceiling fixture
Ceiling fixture
Wall sconce
Ceiling fan