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11/20/2015

A modern spin on centuries-old glassblowing techniques

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

Once again, I learn something new from talking to artisans who love their work and are making a living out of it. The Hennepin Made guys are certainly passionate about their work and they let me glimpse a little of how much work it takes to make a beautiful blown tile.

~*C
Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Alice Short
Published: 14 November 2015, Los Angeles Times

Though glassblowing techniques have remained largely the same for centuries, the world's tastes have changed. Hennepin Made - cofounded by Jackson Schwartz and Joe Limpert - was created with a goal of updating the craft for the 21st century. (Hennepin Made)
Though glassblowing techniques have remained largely the same for centuries, the world's tastes have changed. Hennepin Made — cofounded by Jackson Schwartz and Joe Limpert — was created with a goal of updating the craft for the 21st century. The company has two collections; one is exclusive to Room and Board and can be purchased online or in Room and Board's stores. The second collection, the Parallel series, is available only through Hennepin Made's website.

We recently spoke with Schwartz to learn a little bit more about the craft, the company (which is based in Minneapolis), and what it takes to keep the creativity flowing. [read more]

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