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Micke Johansson Guest Artist Demonstration

Watch Guest Artist Micke Johansson demonstrate his unique style of glassworking in the Amphitheater Hot Shop during his demonstration on July 12, 2018. See the final piece out of the annealer at 1:53:40.

Micke Johansson is a master glassblower and designer from Sweden. When he was 16 years old, Johansson began working at Orrefors glassworks and became a master glassblower there at the age of 24. He continued to work at Orrefors for 7 more years. In 2004, Johansson started working at Pukeberg Glassworks where he could develop and produce his own art glass. In 2007, Johansson opened he own studio, Mickejohans Konstglas AB, where he produces all of his glass. He particularly loves old Swedish glass techniques like ariel, graal and Swedish overlay. 

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.