How does an industrial engineer come to be an accomplished artist? Rollin Karg, engineer turned glassblower, has turned one of his one-time hobbies into a full-time career. He attributes his artistic inclination in part to a strong desire to work with his hands.
Rollin concentrates on working the hot molten glass at arms legs, and skillfully, he turns a flowing globe, adding intricate colorful designs to the crystal clear mass. The fiery furnace and forces of gravity heighten the artists’ exhilaration at bringing dramatic form to the soft, hot glass.
The excitement is intensified by nature’s own beautiful backdrop, and exquisitely unique glass pieces are born.
Born in Ohio, raised in Florida, aged and currently residing in Kansas, Karg studied hot glass at Emporia State University, while building his first furnace.