Born in 1973 under the cold November skies of Pennsylvania, Gregory Nangle first began making sculpture at the tender age of two when he began experiments with the family clocks and radios. Gregory went on to study glass at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He also attended the University of Hartford Art School where he met his first glass mentor, Mark Ferguson. While at Hartford Gregory built his first metal casting furnace and illegally ran metal pours after hours in the school’s sculpture department. After discovering the joy of inducing metal into its liquid state, Gregory became focused on marrying the two new materials on his palette.
The love of creation led Gregory to pursue his own studio, which he established in a post-apocalyptic neighborhood in Philadelphia. Outcast Studios was born and it is here that Gregory has had the chance to research and develop his own sculpture. Gregory has recently formed a non-profit glass studio called P.I.P.E. and is developing a residency program for artists. His work can be found in galleries throughout the U.S. and Canada.