John Almaguer first decided he wanted to try glassblowing in his early teens.  But it wasn't until years later that he got a chance to try it out. When John took his first gather of glass he felt like a little kid in a candy store and has been creating with glass ever since. This fire dancer creates sculpture and blown forms through this substance that is much like lava.

John has received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Glass and won awards for his work, as well as, displayed in galleries all over the nation. Almaguer has studied and worked with some of the best glass artists in the world. Many of these artists John worked for were from Murano, Venice where John lived and worked directly before he arrived in Asheville, NC where he currently makes his work and lives with his family.

Artist Statement

Creating something that has never been seen before excites me. I make unseen things come alive in the manifest realm. What a joy to dance this dance of creating works that God dreamt of making through me long before I even breathed. And now I breathe and art is formed.   - John Almaguer



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