John Carlson

I fell into glass blowing November of 2011. I never planned on becoming a glass blower, glass just chose me and I’ve been doing it every since.

I’m blessed to wake up and do what I love. I’m most interested in making glass items for the 710 side of our community such as rigs, dabbers, domes, dishes, etc. The style I make is referred to as free-form abstract art. I like to think my glass looks like mutated animals that have evolved due to pollution, or toxic waste in their environment. What excites me most about glass is how limitless the art form is, and how young pipe making still is.

Glass blowing is thousands of years old, but pipe making started in the late 80s. I’m just excited to be a part of this amazing scene and can’t wait to see what the future holds for myself and other glass blowers.