Prepare to be blown away by F-M glass artists

Opportunities to learn more about glass arts

Jon Offutt is best known for his landscape pieces.

Glass is for so much more than windows.

From stained glass to blown glass, the F-M area possesses skilled artisans ready and willing to discuss and showcase their work.

Jon Offutt House of Mulciber

Jon Offutt is a blown glass artist best known for his various sized landscape glass.

Offut travels around a lot with his work, not only entering competitions but doing demonstrations at schools in the area with a mobile glass blowing rig.

According to the Fargo Visual Artists Facebook page (the organizers of the annual F-M Studio Crawl), Offut always has a keg of rootbeer for visitors during the Studio Crawl. He will also be demonstrating blown glass techniques during this time.

Wolfnest Glassworks

Jo Peterson is a glass artist specializing in fused, slumped, framed and blown glass.

For this year’s F-M Studio Crawl on Oct. 5 and 6, Peterson will be demonstrating both her slumped and framed glass. Visitors will also have the opportunity to create their own simple glass bead under Peterson’s direction.

‘Introduction to Flameworking Glass’

The Center for Creativity at the Plains Art Museum is hosting classes on bechworked glass sculptures.

“Through demonstrations, discussions, and plenty of hands-on torch time, participants will receive formal instruction on glass & equipment safety, proper use of materials and tools, basic glass flameworking techniques and methods to exploring your original ideas in glass,” the class’ Facebook page explains.

The cost of the class is $160 for members and $200 for non-members.

Classes are from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. on the following dates:

Sept. 19

Sept. 26

Oct. 3

Oct. 17

‘Blown Away’

Don’t feel like going out?

Would you rather stay in and out of the rain with a good show?

This Canadian competition pins ten contestants against each other for a 60 thousand dollar grand prize, which includes a residency at the prestigious Corning Museum of Glass.

Think of a baking competition but with blown glass. Each episode is a different challenge. From light fixtures to pop art bathroom essentials, you never really know what the final product will be.

Currently only one season has been produced and is available on Netflix.

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