Rollin Karg

The fluidity of hot molten glass being formed from a fiery furnace and the fine balance between time and gravity: this is the magic that drew Rollin Karg away from his career as an industrial engineer. He gathered all of his diverse talents (photographer, potter, woodworker, and engineer) and became a full-time glass blower after several workshops at Emporia State University in Kansas. Rollin has built his most recent studio close to his family home in a beautiful park-like setting. The beauty of his natural surroundings serves as inspiration while still in stark contrast to the heat and spontaneity of glass blowing. Some of his family have also caught the glass blowing bug, and he has served as mentor to several. 

Rollin is well known for his skillful combination of dichroic glass, casework, and of course the many intricate layers and designs which create such visually stunning effects. His organic forms and the striking mix of patterned dichroic glass make Rollin's work unmistakable. From small pieces to large sculptures, the distinctive style of Rollin Karg is a joy to behold.


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