I celebrated my 40th year blowing glass in 2012. In Europe, where my training in art glass began, there is a twenty year apprenticeship before one sits at the Masters workbench -- there are no exceptions. I have made my living and maintained a glass studio solely on the income I have generated from selling my original works of glass at shows and exhibits.
Over these many years, I have continually researched the lost techniques of the glass masters of antiquity and developed techniques unique to my glasswork. As a Master Glassblower, I feel the work I create today is comparable to that made anywhere in the world.
I have produced 10 to 14 tons of art glass a year -- for more than 40 years, translating into millions of one-of-a-kind signed pieces in collections worldwide with a large local following.
I invite you to my studio and showroom to find the perfect art glass piece for your collection or as a unique gift.
Please visit John Barber Glass Designs for more information.