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Last Page - John Almaguer: “There’s something about [glass] that’s so magical, intriguing, and mesmerizing.”
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Glass Antler Chandelier, sculpted glass and steel, 4.5' x 3.5' By John Almaguer, Asheville

After seeing the great Dale Chihuly’s work when he was a teenager, John Almaguer knew he wanted to work in glass. He studied the art form at Appalachian Center for Crafts in Tennessee, spent a summer learning at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, and apprenticed under a Murano maestro in Venice. His work, a mix of large-scale custom lighting and sculptural forms, is carried out at the North Carolina Glass Center in Asheville. The antler chandelier was a commissioned piece and collaboration with Weaverville metal artist Eric Valleca. View Almaguer’s work at St. Claire Art studio in Asheville, Bella Gallery in Black Mountain, or during the Asheville Area Arts Council’s exhibit “Carve: Process of Reduction,” January 18-February 22.