Jeff MacIntosh is a glass artist from Mississauga, Ontario. He entered the Peel regional arts program as a visual art major in 1999 and graduated with honours in 2003. In 2006, he completed the Art Fundamentals program at Sheridan College in Oakville. By chance, he was introduced to flame-working by an instructor and was immediately hooked. The following year, he completed two glass-related continuing education courses at Sheridan. In 2007 he entered the Crafts and Design program at Sheridan College and graduated with honours in April 2010. He was a glass artist-in- residence at Living Arts Centre in Mississauga for two and half years starting in 2011. It was there that he discovered his passion for teaching and became a well respected community course instructor from 2011-2017. There he taught courses in glassblowing, solid-forming, cold-working, sand-casting and fusing.
He has participated in numerous gallery shows and competitions, gaining recognition for his work in glass by both the Mississauga Arts Council and at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. His technical areas of expertise in glass are glassblowing, sculpture and hot- assembly work using an oxy-propane torch. He has gained a reputation for being a highly- skilled and meticulous cold-worker with a speciality in engraving. Furthermore, during his days as a resident artist he worked regularly as a paid assistant for two established glass artists, facilitating in the completion and installation of their professional works.
In his spare time he is also an experienced musician (primarily a bassist/vocalist) who has played in various bands in the Toronto live music scene for the better part of a decade.