Kyle of EdgeWorks Glass creates fine blown glass sculpture and vessel work.
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Kyle.
When I graduated college in 2003, I had a friend who worked with a local glassblower. They needed help that summer and I thought I'd give it a shot. Coming out of school, I planned on being a writer and thought that this would at least provide some interesting experiences to share in words.
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
I guess that would have to be blowing glass.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
Glassblowing is an expensive craft. Keeping myself in the hotshop one way or another is the hardest part.
What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
The Optic Water Ball. This is also my avatar for etsy.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
A motorcycle stunt man...or president.
What other shops or artists out there do you love?
There is a belt buckle maker out there. His shop is called metalmoco. His shop is empty right now...but his work is pretty slick...if I find several thousand dollars in a suitcase on the side of the road...I'll call that guy for a buckle.
What does your future hold?
A baby! We're expecting over here.
See more of Kyle's work at Etsy and www.kylereslow.wordpress.com