Josh Opdenaker’s aka JOP! glass work ranges from the absurd to the edgy and aggressive. In his own words he describes, “the beauty in glass sculpting to be the never ending struggle for perfection in theory and in execution. The art is not in the finished piece; the art is in the physical movement of creating the work.” His innovative techniques and concepts evoke contemplation while forcing introspection. The result is a wide array of style/themes. Josh states, “If nothing else, view my work as original. Technique and craft can be learned, originality cannot. You either have it, or you do not.”
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Jop currently lives and runs his studio out of San Diego, California.