This is why our instructor Connor Bagen rocks!

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!”

Connor working with his assistant and fellow MCSOG instructor, Drew.

Connor working with his assistant and fellow MCSOG instructor, Drew.