Blaise Campbell was born and raised in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was introduced to glass in 1987 while studying furniture design at the School of Crafts and Design at Sheridan College and subsequently shifted his major to glass. Campbell followed up his formal training with a three-year Craft & Design Artist-in-Residency at Harbourfront Centre from 1990 to 1993. He is currently serving as a technical studio adviser.
To become more technically proficient at his craft, Campbell set out as an “itinerant journeyman glass blower,” He travelled throughout the United States working with renowned glass artists such as Dale Chihuly, William Morris, Michael Scheiner and James Mongrain, among others. During this period, Campbell worked at the internationally renowned Pilchuck Glass School over several seasons as an educator and a professional craftsperson in residence. He was awarded a fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America and a Pilchuck Emerging Artist Residency.
Campbell returned to Canada in 2002 and began teaching glassblowing at his alma mater, remaining there until 2009. He joined the Jeff Goodman Studio in 2013-2022 as its principal glass blower. He has travelled throughout his career, making glass and teaching glassblowing workshops in Europe, Asia and North America.
Campbell was invited back to Harbourfront Centre as a visiting artist-in-residence and technical adviser in 2022.