John Krizan Satellite GlassWorks blown glass

John Krizan grew up in Iowa and Georgia. He became a professional automotive technician after graduating high school and enjoyed the challenge of diagnosing and repairing different makes and models of the automobile. Seeking to leave the automotive field John enrolled at Kirkwood Community College, earning an Associates Degree in Applied Science in 2014. Drawn to the Arts Department while attending KCC John took all of his elective courses in the Glass Area; sparking and nurturing a passion for working with hot glass. Since then John has continued to design and produce his own blown and kiln worked glass objects and installations, taught continuing education glassblowing classes, glass kiln-working and cold-working workshops, worked as a studio technician for KCC and The Iowa Glass Studio and Ceramics Center, and built and maintained studios in Montana, Iowa, and Minnesota. John has taken classes at the Corning Museum of Glass and worked with artists such as Ed Schmidt, Mark Russell and Natali Rodrigues. In addition to educating the public about glass and promoting glass as a creative medium, John is interested in lighting, design, and making one of a kind functional and sculptural objects in glass. 

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