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Al is a longtime glassblower, and bar owner, who is based in Chisago Lakes.

Al’s artist statement:

A native of Minnesota, I first discovered an enthusiasm for glass while using traditional pottery glazes in high school. Attempting to achieve maximum metallics with raku firing, I experimented with the craze of the glaze and compatibility. In 1981, working in the St. Cloud State University hot glass shop, a second gather of glass found its way to the floor. In an instant, seeing the swiftly growing puddle, I decided to continue blowing a cup and to turn that pool on the floor into the foot of my first goblet. Glass fever rapidly took over.

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