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John Zinner Guest Artist Demonstration

Watch Guest Artist John Zinner in this narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on April 30. Zinner, a flameworker from Lauscha, Germany, creates a new figurative sculpture inspired by mythical creatures and nature. See the final piece starting at 1:57:26. Born into a family with a history of several generations of glassmakers, Zinner began his career making the traditional Christmas ornaments for which Lauscha is famous. Since then, he has become known for his solid, figurative sculptures of demons and other sinister creatures.

The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. These special, extended demonstrations provide a fascinating peek at the techniques, artistry, and improvisation that comprise contemporary glassmaking. Our own Hot Glass Demo Team assists and narrates for each artist, answering audience questions in real time.