Jim Weiler received a BFA in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in 1998 and an MFA in glass from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2004. He then taught glass at SIUC for two years and blew and coldworked glass in Fresno, California. In 1996 Weiler received a grant to study sculptural anatomy in Klaipeda, Lithuania. In 2008 he joined the Bullseye Research & Education team, where he now teaches and develops educational videos. The current focus of his personal work is combining hot shop techniques with Bullseye glass to create innovative patterns and compositions.