Any particular day usually begins and ends with glass. Dancing with molten glass is customary, although the dance changes from one day to the next. The unlimited possibilities of the glass blowing process is challenging in itself. What will I make today? And how about tomorrow? Blowing glass requires skill and experience, as the process is very immediate. I enjoy working my glass hot. I have the freedom of transforming 2100 degree molten glass to a piece of art, ready for use the following day. Glass has a reflective quality unlike any other medium and I love the pure translation of color. Creating art is taking risks by defining something original from your perspective and skill. Glass-blowing is both my passion and my lifeline.
Born in Iowa and raised in Minnesota, Thomas Maras has been blowing glass for nearly twenty years and has been creating glass art in the twin cities since 1998. He holds a BA from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. While there, he met his future wife Rebecca in a ceramics class.