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A Glass Blower’s Companion with Jason Michael -Helping Today's Glass Artist Think Like an Artistic Entrepreneur

Sep 21, 2015

In this episode Host J.Michael sits down with 13-yr lamp worker Andrew Moch.  They discuss his beginnings and cover lots of great topics from selling your work investing for retirement. 

Glass career:  Andrews Bio

I have considered myself an artist for as long as I can remember,
but have only ventured into glass artistry in the past 13
years. When I was very young, I recall watching a flame worker
at Disney World fashioning a sailboat out of glass. To me,
observing something so rigid transform into such a liquid
form was truly one of the most magical things in the world.
Later in life, while studying art at the University of Massachusetts,
I became interested in three dimensional forms and sculpture.
In the pursuit of finding new means to express myself, I discovered

After rigorously searching for anyone who would teach me
I came across the humble Dragonfly Studio in eastern Pennsylvania.
There I was introduced to the basics of lampworking: marbles,
pendants, and small vessels. From that point forward in my
life I have strived to learn new techniques and advance my

I am captivated by organic forms in glass. I have taken a step back to review the work of lamp workers before me. A professor once said to me, "practicing the basics and reviewing the past will always move you forward." I have always believed this to be true and have found that
it has helped me most in developing my artistic niche in glass

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