Melissa Misoda has been blowing glass for over 14 years. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and her MFA from Alfred University in New York. Melissa currently teaches glassblowing at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. She has been a guest artist at the Glass Museum in Tacoma, has been to Pilchuck Glass School as a student, teachers assistant as well as an artists assistant. She works independently for Dale Chihuly, and has shown internationally. Melissa has been published in 500 Glass Objects by Lark publishing, as well as the New Glass Review by the Corning Museum of Glass.