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, he creates decorative glass artwork for galleries where he is represented, and offers a number of glassblowing workshops that are open to the public, however he does not teach glassblowing classes.  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, of John creating a vase, please click below.  The vase is now in a private collection.

Creating a Blown Glass Vase