For this Monday’s installment of March’s Meet Your Makers, we are taking a closer look at the gentlemen who work in the hotshop.  From working one on one with customers for our famous blow your own appointments, to special orders, to giant installations, these guys can do it all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: John Stokes

Hometown: Louisville

Astrological sign: Gemini

Favorite artist: Mark Rothko

Medium/technique of choice: hot glass

Position at Flame Run: Senior Gaffer

Years at Flame Run: 12

Flame run nickname: Stokesy

Favorite Flame Run exhibit: Bookworms (2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: John Clay

Hometown: Louisville

Astrological sign: Taurus

Favorite artist: Nic Cage

Medium/technique of choice: hot glass

Position at Flame Run: Gaffers’ Assistant

Years at Flame Run: 2 1/2

Flame Run nickname: Mr. Clay

Favorite Flame Run Exhibit: to be determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Rudy Salgado

Hometown: San Bernardino, CA

Astrological sign: Gemini

Favorite artist: Tim Hawkinson

Medium/technique of choice: installation

Position at Flame Run: Gaffers’ Assistant

Years at Flame Run: 5

Flame Run Nickname: Rudylicious, Rud-y-o

Favorite Flame Run exhibit: Michael Amis (2014)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Brian Toda

Hometown: Scranton, PA

Astrological sign: Libra

Favorite artist: Lino Tagliapietra

Medium/technique of choice: glass

Position at Flame Run: Weekend Warrior

Years at Flame Run: 2 1/2

Flame Run nickname: to be determined

Favorite Flame Run Exhibit: Atmosphere (2016)

 

Next week we will be featuring our gallery staff.  Make sure to check back!