We interviewed our instructor, Connor for some insight on his glass journey. Here’s what he had to say…
Q: Connor, how did you get into glass blowing?
A: As a student at County College of Morris, I enrolled in Glassblowing 1 to fulfill my art elective requirement in 2017. I was always interested in glassblowing, but never really got to try it. After the first couple of classes at Morris County School of Glass, I was absolutely addicted. Every week I couldn’t wait to go make more glass and see the pieces I made the previous week. I had such a great time that I took Glassblowing again the following semester. After the second semester ended, I was eager to continue my glassblowing journey.
Q: What did you do after CCM ended, and what are you up to now?
A: After finishing my degree at CCM, I decided to take my love of glass even further. I applied to Salem Community College to get a degree in Glass Art and Scientific Glass. Simultaneously, my teachers from the Morris County School of Glass recognized my dedication to working with glass, and offered me a job as an instructor. I’ve been working at Morris County School of Glass ever since, while also pursuing my degrees in glass at Salem CC. I guess you could say I’m a bit of a glass junkie! I’m very thankful for the CCM class because it began my career in glassblowing!”