Born 1949, Pat Bavin grew up in an artistic environment in Windermere, BC. Pat started working in stain glass in the early 1970’s and in 1981 he enrolled in the Pilchuck Glass School near Bellevue, Washington. He has since returned to Pilchuck several times and studied under Erwin Eisch and Martin Blank. He also studied in Canada under Jim Norton and Robert Held.
Bavin has a professional background in community planning with a specialty in alpine park planning. He is also a Feng Shui practitioner, a colour theorist and an intuitive collage artist.