Ali Rogan has been an award-winning artist and teacher for over 20 years. Since 1999 she has been a owner of Cristallo Art Center. Ms. Rogan has been an instructor at the Governor's School for the Arts, Norfolk, Virginia since 1998, and an Instructor/Faculty with the Contemporary Arts Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia since 1998. She is a past President and Board Member of the Peninsula Glass Guild (now Virginia Glass Guild) in Virginia and Board Member for Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, Virginia. In 2003 Ms. Rogan received a Teaching Fellowship from the SURDNA Foundation, NY, NY. In 2007, she received the Peninsula Glass Guild of Virginia Glass Scholarship Award. She continues to teach a variety of glass workshops throughout Hampton Roads to help further the exploration of contemporary glass. Ms. Rogan pursues her personal studies in art at schools including Pilchuck Glass School, The Studio at Corning Glass Museum, Penland School of Crafts, and Tidewater Community College. She has studied glass under the guidance of Czech maestros Juri Harcuba and Martin Rosol, Japan's glass casting pioneers, Shin-ichi and Kimiake Higuchi, Italian cameo engraver, Michaela Rinaldo, Seattle's glass painting virtuoso, Cappy Thomspon, VCU's past glass professor, Kent Ipsen, plus many others.