Labyrinth: Purple

Labyrinth: Purple, Blown glass, 9" x 6.5" x 3.5"

John Krizan is an Iowa artist living in Coralville. He finds inspiration in both the natural and industrial environment around him. These influences can be seen in the palette and patterns he chooses to shape and decorate the elegant glass forms he makes by hand. John Krizan is creatively driven by curiosity and a desire to use his hands to understand and respond to the world around him. These two creative impulses informed his practice as a mechanic for many years, and the time he spent working on cars has honed his skills for problem solving and building; using his hands and mind together. Seeking to leave the field of automotive repair, John enrolled in Kirkwood Community College, earning an Associates Degree in Applied Science in 2014. While attending Kirkwood, John took all of his elective courses in the Glass Area of the 3D Arts Department sparking and nurturing a passion for working with hot glass.

John is currently working for Kirkwood Community College as a Studio Technician for the Ceramics, Sculpture and Hot Glass Studios. John is also a current Resident Glass Artist at the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio. He is working toward building a mobile hot glass unit to better showcase the art process to the public and to provide more opportunities for himself and others in the community to access the magic of hot glass.

Artist bio and image courtesy of The Gilded Pear

John Krizan at The Gilded Pear Gallery

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on January 22, 2018

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