Maine artist Konrad Hunter has been working with hot glass since attending Penland School of Craft in 2000. Konrad spent several years perfecting his craft before moving to Northern California where he worked as an assistant glass caster. After graduating with a degree in mathematics from Humboldt State University, He moved back to his home state where he is continuing to work as an independent artist.
Konrad’s favorite things about glass blowing are playing with fire and the way glass moves. “When I work, I turn out the lights. The glass glows an orange or red when it is hot. Besides being beautiful, it is a great indicator of glass temperature. This in turn informs me on the right moment to make a move. Timing is everything but after the first hour or so it all flows into one long dance. There is a natural elegance to the entire process.”
When not glass blowing Konrad can be found exploring the natural wonders of the world, or in the woodshop. Some of Konrad’s favorite places include, Hawaii, Thailand, and Costa Rica.