Grand Rapids Glassblowing Studio is the furnace glass studio of John Riepma. It is located on the west side of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in Standale. Here, John creates decorative glass artwork for galleries where he is represented, and offers a number of glassblowing experiences and events that are open to the public. His glass artwork is sold under the name “Fiore Studio Glass”. Fiore was John’s mother’s maiden name which in Italian means “flower”.
To view a four-minute video, set to music, showing John creating a vase, please click here. The vase is now in a private collection.