John Fields became fascinated with glass in the early 1970’s while studying business at the University of Arkansas. “I took a stained glass course to alleviate some of the boredom. I made a sun catcher and was hooked.” On his own, John studied the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and fabricated reproduction stained glass windows and lamps for a growing following. Realizing that his future lay in an art form over 2000 years old, John took a glassblowing class at Pratt in Seattle.
Heather graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts in 1986. “I wandered into the glassblowing studio one day and there was no turning back. I was fascinated with molten glass.” After graduating, Heather worked at the Jamestown Glass House in Colonial National Historical Park, demonstrating off-hand glass blowing to park visitors.