Austin, or Midnight Glass, got started in lampwork in 2011 at the age of 18. His cousin showed him the basics of working in the flame, and introduced him to working glass artists in OR. A year later Austin moved to Eugene, a lampwork mecca, to pursue glassblowing and expand his skillset. He started on home benches at first, then the inevitable move to Cornerstone, and finally he landed in a private studio where he was able to work with well known artists. Austin lists Banjo, Hugh Salkind, Jake Mizer, Cowboy and others as his major influences. Cowboy and Banjo stand out as the major artists who inspired the Midnight Glass style, and he does collabs with them to this day. Midnight Glass is blowing heady glass in Eugene to this day, and we are stoked to add his clean shaping and crisp linework style to our gallery!
This is a linework hammer made with amazing Blue Blizzard by Midnight Glass. The Blue Blizzard has such an amazing strike color and an overall shimmering look. Austin’s wag marble was heavily faceted by Fractal Faceting. Another marble encases a beautiful Profound Glass opal, and there’s a worked column too. The purple/green linework is heavily laced with Steel Wool for sparkle, and the beautiful OG Moss stringers in the linework are from Cowboy. Quality work by Austin of Midnight Glass!
6 inches long, 1.75 inches wide, and 4 inches high. A clean hammer that is a medium size that comes together well. Beautiful linework by Midnight Glass out of Eugene, OR!