The Makery at MOCA
The Makery has teamed up with the
MOCA Jacksonville in a
collaborative effort to highlight local Makers in the north east region.
Who is Burnt Glassworks?
Burnt Glassworks was founded in 2014 by Jessica and Andy Peters. It started as a humble studio with only enough room for one glassblower to create small items. Andy has extensive prior experience teaching blown glass techniques and wanted a space large enough to host classes and workshops. With that goal in mind the current studio was opened in Jacksonville’s southside in 2016. The studio has two hot glass workstations and provides access to the community via classes, workshops, and private rental time.
How did you discovered your craft/passion:
Andy Peters started blowing glass as a junior in high school at a weekend class offered by Jacksonville University where he continued studying glass as an undergraduate, in addition to teaching the community class that introduced him to the material. He has worked and studied with various artists around the country. His current work focuses on clean forms featuring simple geometric elements and bold colors.
Jessica Petersfollowed a degree in architecture from McGill with a three year program in glass arts at Espace Verre. Her glass education was varied and her work at that time included elements of blown, sculpted, cast, and kiln worked glass. She also merged her background in sewing and costuming with glass and had work featured in an international glass fashion show. Her work strongly represents her architectural background with influences from origami, textiles and carpentry.
How would you like Burnt Glassworks to grow in the future?