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Kevin O' Grady Glass
Kevin O'Grady began lampworking glass in 1989 while living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His prior experience as a silversmith and lapidary artist helped him to quickly develop his lampworking skills. Working glass in a flame is Kevin's favorite artistic medium.

Primarily known for his glass bracelets, Kevin is also accomplished in making beads, marbles, paperweights, small platters and vessels. Kevin pioneered the Vortex technique in borosilicate marbles. He is also very well known for his detailed mastering of borosilicate murrine. He was one of the first to execute this technique in his medium of borosilicate glass and has murrine canes in the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. Every piece is signed and dated with a murrine cane as well.

Aside from the many hours he spends working glass, Kevin occasionally teaches his lampworking and color mixing techniques at various venues around the country. Kevin attends a select number of wholesale and retail art shows and festivals. He has won awards consistently at the Scottsdale Festival of the Arts, one of the best and most scrupulously juried art shows in the country.

Kevin's work has been published in both print and video mediums and has been featured in magazines including, "Ornament", "Bead and Button", and "Lapidary Journal." His marbles have also been featured in books and magazines. Galleries and shops throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan carry Kevin's work.

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