While at Penland I was lucky enough to befriend some of the amazing glass artists. The hot shop was a very fun and special place to hang out around because of everyone's awesome attitudes and incredible talent. One night I was lucky enough to bring my camera to the hot shop and take some photographs working with the ambient light produced by the furnaces and molten glass. These images were a real challenge to make because of the insane lighting conditions, but it was one of the most fun experiences I have had with photography.
Besides shooting in the studio, I was lucky enough to photograph some of my friends amazing work that I wanted to share. Check out their websites and other works because these folks are making some of the most awesome pieces of functional art that I have seen.