G Brian Juk combines blown, kiln-cast, and hot-worked solid glass to create forms of beauty. First introduced to hot glass in his hometown of Detroit, MI, G Brian went on to study fine arts at Alfred University in Alfred, NY. By making utilitarian pieces, he feels a deeper connection with the user. He loves the notion of forging a relationship with someone who is drinking from one of his tumblers or using a candy dish. G Brian has taught numerous classes at The Studio, and has worked with the Museum’s Hot Glass Show for several years, narrating and demonstrating for audiences from around the world.