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Biography: Roger Parramore

Roger Parramore

Roger Parramore has been working with glass since he was 10 years old. His early experience with a home-built furnace led to formal training as a scientific glassblower. Parramore’s current work reflects his fascination with the form and romance of traditional Italian glassware. His work has been selected for inclusion in New Glass Review. Fellow glass artist Roger Mickelsen writes: “Extremely adept at forming relatively large blown forms, Parramore has sometimes been called the ‘human lathe.’”

Parramore’s experience with chemistry and physics led him to a fascination with glassblowing as a process, and also glass as a material. As a result, he founded the Parramore Color Company which manufactures colored glasses for borosilicate lampworking.