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Radiant Neon is in the heart of Belltown in Seattle, Washington. We're making art and inviting others into our space to learn with us. We offer classes, workspace for creating patterns, and services to process your neon work. We offer two classes, Neon Newbies & Light Lab as well as a one day experience, Neon Night Out: a date night for any duo. Visit our Take a Class tab for more information.


Alleson Buchanan

Bender and Boss Lady


Alleson Buchanan is a full time neon artist in Seattle, WA. She owns and manages Radiant Neon where she creates her own body of work and provides bending access for aspiring neon professionals.


Alleson is honored to be a founding member of The Neon Makers Guild, a member of the first all women neon collective, She Bends as well as the Glass Arts Society (GAS). When she’s not making neon she’s either playing with her pups or co-hosting her podcast, Neon Nonsense with Danielle James of Hex Neon.

@RadiantNeon | Shop artwork by Alleson Buchanan


Marisa Manso

Studio Tech


Marisa Manso is a multidisciplinary artist currently living and working in Seattle, WA. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 with a BFA in painting, and got her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale School of Art in 2015. She started bending neon in 2016. She has shown at BRIC in New York, the Provincetown Art Museum on Cape Cod, and SOIL in Seattle, amongst other places.

As a Radiant Neon Studio Tech, Marisa teaches classes and is an all around awesome bender and person. When she's around, so is Wade, so you get a double whammy of awesome!

@MarisaManso | | Shop artwork by Marisa Manso


Kaelyn McGowen

Studio Tech


Kaelyn was raised in Nevada and grew up surrounded by neon. She has her BA in Arts Education and Painting from University of Nevada Reno. Following her undergrad she received her MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University where she learned arts management skills and found her neon community.

Since discovering neon in 2019 she has apprenticed in Reno and Portland and is now back in Seattle perfecting her craft as part of the team. She is one of our benders and you can find her bending for the business and teaching classes here at Radiant Neon. In the summers she creates and installs the neon for Burning Man as part of the Burning Man Neon Crew. Her personal artwork focuses on adding neon to her paintings. She can’t wait to meet you and help make your neon dreams come true!

Her sidekick is a sweet fluffy boy named Milo. He loves all people and often can be found directly on your feet. He would love to smooch your face, however is picky about other pooches so please let us know if you plan to bring yours.

@kaekittymcg |

Studio Assistants

Meet Wade, Milo, Reggie, and Rhoda. 

They run this place. They love everyone.

WE love dogs, but THEY are a bit picky, well not Wade, he's cool. Reggie is 12 and picky.

Please let us know in advance if you need to bring a pet to our studio. 

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