Glass-maker Jordana Korsen

Black glass vases with silver foil. Photo by Charles Freiberg Photography

Jordana Korsen, the Hot Glass Mama, has built a hot glass family in Marlborough. Her Hot Glass Art Center is more than a glass studio, it’s an open-ended, non-academic teaching facility, and a fun place to hang out. Korsen and her staff enjoy introducing the art to young and old, experienced or not. “Glass-blowing is awesome, like magic. It’s not something people do to check off a list, they usually come back for more — it’s a joyful experience,” she says.

Korsen has taught glass-blowing for more than 20 years, primarily developing the glass program at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge and, more recently, teaching stints at the highly acclaimed Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York.

As a glass-maker, she is a juried member of the NH League of Craftsmen and shows her glass art in galleries. She creates custom work for architectural lighting and design firms, including The Rockwell Group.

The Hot Glass Art Center will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Columbus Day weekend as part of the Monadnock Art’s Open Studio Art Tour 23. They will be offering demos, workshops and, of course, plenty of community spirit.

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