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John Hogan, Glass Artist

It goes without saying that not every artist who grows up in Toledo, Ohio — famed birthplace of the American studio glass movement — ends up dedicating their life’s work to that medium. But for John Hogan, that’s exactly what happened. He started experimenting with glass at a young age, and, even after relocating to Seattle a few years back, hasn’t stopped since. His personal work, which spans functional objects and sculpture, focuses on the optical qualities of glass; its simple beauty has endeared him to local collaborators like designers Erich Ginder and Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, the latter of whom he’ll be exhibiting with at Sight Unseen OFFSITE this May.

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