Q + A
| Kristen | Can you please introduce yourself and what you do?
| John | I am an artist and designer living and working in Seattle. I use glass as a primary medium of expression in my work and frequently collaborate with other artists and designers.
| Kristen | What is your background?
| John | I grew up in Toledo Ohio with a loving family and an incredibly creative group of friends. A lot of my time as a child and adolescent was spent at the Toledo Museum of Art in their youth art program. I studied political science at Bowling Green State University and moved to Seattle in 2008 to pursue a career as a glass maker.
| Kristen | How did you get into creating work out of glass?
| John | I started making glass at TMA when I was 15. Initially it was the fire and molten material that appealed to me but over time the infatuation changed and became more about light.
| Kristen | Did you have any particular inspiration for this series?
| John | A common compliment I receive about my work is that people wish they could eat it. Some of the work in this body of work was a more focused attempt to evoke this type of response.
| Kristen | How did your collaboration with Charlie Schuck come about?
| John | Charlie has been shooting the design and fashion communities in Seattle for years. He was the primary photographer for several of my collaborators when I first started working more in the design realm. Charlie and I became good friends and he was interested in shooting still life style images of my artwork. It's such a treat to hand over the work and just let a creative like him work with it however he sees fit.