opal art glass

Opal Art Glass Starfish-Blue/Yellow

Opal Art Glass
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1990 Johnny Camp was introduced to glass for the first time.  While attending college he began working part time as an assistant for "The Original Mt. St. Helens Volcanic Ash Glassworks".  Soon he became a gaffer on a 2 man team.  The summer of 1993 he attended Pilchuck open house.  1995 Johnny married Darlene Bushell and moved to California to work for Smyers Glass Studio, Benicia, producing table and barware, mold blown.  Later that year he assisted Joe Morel at Zellique Art Glass, Benicia until 1999.  He also assisted Joe Morel while doing demonstrations at Chico State University with William Morris.  1999 Union Street Glass needed a Gaffer/Assistant.  Johnny worked alongside Guy Corrie and Ferdland Theirot making large vessels.  1999 Johnny participated in a Venitian Goblet class at Public Glass, San Francisco taught by Pamina Traylor and Katrina Hude.  2000 Johnny began working for Nourot Glass Studio, Benicia assistant to Michael Nourot.  He quickly became the lead gaffer and manager until 2002.


7"x 6 3/4"