N'Kosi Barber

N'Kosi Barber

“The key processes in glasswork are failure, repetition and refining.  That’s how you achieve success.” -


N'kosi Barber is an illustrator and sculptural glass artist from Chicago’s South Side. Barber is a Project Fire instructor and peer educator who began with the program in 2016. He has since been motivated to support young victims of gun violence. Barber draws inspiration from his Project Fire students and mentors, noting that learning patience and trust have a great deal to do with his perseverance in the art form. Learn more about Kosi and his work here.