Hermit got started on the torch in 1998 in San Diego. He had always been drawn to glass work, since first seeing artists work the torch at Disney Land as a child. He started his lampwork journey in ’98 at a company called Glass Distractions. Around a year later he moved up north to start learning from Arik Krunk, who influenced Hermit’s chaos style in a big way. This includes Arik showing him the thumbprint stack, which is a staple of the Hermit style today. Hermit continued taking classes to build his skill set, from artists like Casare Tofollo, Nancy Hagel, John Kobubki, Josh Sable, and others.
After the absurdity of Pipe Dreams in 2003 he took a teaching job at the University of San Diego at La Jolla. He returned to lampwork later and has established himself as a glass artist with his colorful chaos style. We’re excited to add Hermit Glass work to our little gallery!
This is a chaos onie by Hermit Glass. Amazing color on this with boro and fume coming together. The fume in violet and yellow float over the honeycomb fume and thumbprint stacks below, and it looks great. Colorful cane is pulled through the silver fume honeycomb. The bowl is fully worked with silver honeycomb too. The milli marble looks fantastic with red and blue spirals. Beautiful onie by Hermit Glass!
At 2.8 inches tall, 1 inch wide with marble. and .7 inches wide without, this is a standard onie. Perfect size heady glass to carry along anywhere. Colorful chaos style by Hermit Glass!