Glass blowing is an ancient craft which has grown into a modern day art form requiring technical skill, physical stamina, and persistence. Julian Duerksen got caught up in the medium when he took an elective glass blowing class while attending the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, Alberta. He has been working with hot glass for over 15 years. For the past six years he has built, run, maintained and moved his glass blowing studio where he creates glass objects and stemware with close attention to artistic and technical detail. He is intrigued by the vibrancy of lushly colored glass as well as by the clean and simple reflective qualities of clear glass. Julian is presently practicing the art of glass blowing in his studio hot shop located in Burnaby, BC.