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Seattle Designer John Hogan's Glass Experiments Modernize an Art Form

If, when you hear "blown glass," you think of orb-like ceiling lights or Venetian horse figurines with painstakingly rendered manes and tails, you're on the right track, but you don't know the half of it. For one, "only a quarter of the work I do is actually 'blown,'" explains John Hogan, a Seattle-based glass artist and designer whose eye-popping, elemental creations more closely resemble prismatic space rock than anything one would expect to see on this side of the Solar System. Instead of blown, Hogan's work is—in turns—kiln cast, sculpted, cut, and furnace-forged at temps that can surpass 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Old school artistry abounds, but it's anything but precious. >>