About John

After growing up in Colorado, I was first introduced to the glass medium while studying at Pomona College, in Claremont, California, where I received my BA in Philosophy. While at Pomona, I indulged my interest in art, taking many art classes including a glass blowing class taught by the renowned glass artist, Therman Statom. That introduction started me on a path which lead me to the glass artist, Richard Silver, whose studio was in Venice, California. I began an apprenticeship with him in 1986 and worked for Silver for 10 years, full time, assisting and blowing glass on LA's west side in Venice, Santa Monica, and Inglewood. 

Blowing glass the Mooney way!
he heart of Mooney Glass.. the furnace!

In 1996 after living in Venice for 10 years, I founded Moonlight Glass in a shop space next to Beach Boys Racing on Hampton Drive. Since I turned my glass furnace on in 1999, I have focused on improving my craft and exploring new ideas in glass, selling creations in stores and galleries in California and Colorado. I have also done multiple commissioned works over the 24 years that I have been blowing glass. If you are in the Venice area, I encourage you to visit my studio and showroom where I have more than 300 glass items for sale. You will find a wide range of glass objects such as tumblers, martini and shot glasses, Betta fish, hanging lights of different styles and shapes, fish bowls on lit pedestals,  “wave” platters, my unique candlelit “Moon Light Bowls,” and much more.


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