Home Town: Humboldt County, CA

Years on Torch: 17 
Preferred Torch: 65mm Herbie
Favorite Glass Alchemy Color: Terps

Banjo:  Spirit and Creation

Banjo first discovered the medium of glass through the contemporary craft tradition, recently finding his inner artist after many years of soul searching.  His creations are often amalgams of personal visionary experiences, effortlessly fusing function and fine art, yet still honoring to the outlaw craft tradition that they have emerged from.  

Anyone who has had the opportunity to spend time with Banjo quickly realizes that behind his larger than life persona is an incredibly down to earth person who takes his role as a leader in this industry very seriously.  A mentor and father figure to more than just his six children, he takes an active role in helping other glass artists to discover their unique talents and capabilities within the medium.  Our rapidly growing industry is blessed to have someone with his integrity and creativity helping to lead the way.