Jim Hassinger

Artist Statement

For me, glass blowing is about creating joy. I am new to the craft, having started, on a whim, just a few years ago. It’s a contagious adventure; learning the intricacies of this century’s old craft, exploring new creative forms, and enjoying the comradery of the hot shop. I am grateful for the opportunity to study with Jordana Korsen, a master glass craft person at the Hot Glass Art Center in Marlborough. 

I have always been inspired by the subtle beauty of the outdoors and glass garden art has evolved as my special focus. Glass captures the changing light and offers complimentary structures to different garden designs.

Placing my glass in just the right place in the garden is the other part of the creative process. Sometimes it seems like the glass and the gardens start talking to each other and I’m just the guy following directions. The right combination can create a calming effect that drops your shoulders or bring a whimsical smile as you discover that glass crane peeking out of the tall grasses. It can be magical, both in the hot shop and later in the gardens.

My glass garden art will be displayed as an installation in fellow tour artist Gail Huntley's gardens in Hancock. Please stop by (the crane will be waiting for you) and add a little bit of joy to your day.

Contact Information

154 Windy Row
Peterborough, NH 03458

Telephone: 603-924-8662

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