John Moran Keeps Blowing Away Fans Away With His Glass Sculpting Skills
John Moran has been described as a “heavy hitter” in the world of glass artists. He is one of 10 contestants for Netflix’s Blown Away in 2022. Season 3 premiered on July 22 and sees glass artists from around the world compete to win the title of “Best in Glass” and a big cash prize. .
Many Netflix viewers have seen the Amaury Guichon boss go through chocolate school in 2021. He is known for his incredible skill in sculpting all kinds of things out of chocolate. Blown Away is another Netflix show that sees artists working with another tough material: glass. John Moran makes it look like a walk in the park to melt, cast, sculpt and blow glass.
Meet John Moran
John Moran came from Belgium to participate in Blown Away. He is originally from Philadelphia according to his biography on the Glass Art Society website.
John, 42, is a sculptor and workshop owner. He owns the public studio Gent Glas.
He lives in Ghent, Belgium. John divides his time between Poland and Belgium as he is a doctoral student at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, according to the Glass Art Society.
John M on Blown Away
Going into the Blown Away competition, John Moran said he wasn’t going to “bring or brag” but he is certain he will win.
John was described by show host Nick Uhas as a “heavyweight” in the world of glassblowing. Week after week, John brought creative designs to the group presentations.
He creates skulls, birds, baby twigs, elephants and many other interesting glass objects. Many of John M’s designs have a political message.
His pieces caught the attention of Blown Away viewers who showed their appreciation for his work on Twitter.
See John Moran’s glass art on Instagram
John Moran describes himself as a “storyteller”. In his Instagram bio as: “Politically and socially engaged glass sculptor”.
He showcases many amazing works through his Instagram page and displays his multitude of talents.
Follow John on Instagram where he has over 4.4k @johnsleepymoran followers.
John writes on LinkedIn that he started as an artist in 1998, which means he has been perfecting his craft for 24 years.
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