Hi my name is Ron Murphy. I and my Sons Burt and Keith are part of the Glass & Fire Team of artists that sculpture and blow glass. We have been doing glass collectively for over 60 years now. Our glass studio is found on the beautiful front range of Colorado.
Come watch us change glass into art using fire.
Our History: I started out at age 12 after seen a man from Mexico making glass at the Seattle’s World Fair and coming home and lighting up my Dads torch in the garage. (Kids don't try this at Home) At age 15 I started my first business making and selling glass to tourists in Cheyenne Wyoming during my summer vacation. At age 19 I started my first wholesale business and sold to gift shops throughout Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and Colorado. I went to work for the late Home Hoyt at Glass Craft Inc. in Golden Colorado in 1979-80. Afterwards I started making humming bird's to sell to gift shops. I have always been fascinated with the Rocky Mountains and the amazing wildlife found in Colorado, and in Nature. I started to make and sell animal sculptures to gift stores and galleries. While living in Western Colorado and a short time in South America I have begun to focus more on Sea Life and Ocean Jewelry and Realistic glass sculptures.
My Two Sons Burt and Keith have grown up doing glass, and now we are very excited to be working together as a team and bring to you our collective art here at Glass & Fire.
We also offer beginner glass-blowing (lamp work) lesson at our Studio in Ft. Collins. Click here for info on Lessons.
You can learn more about us at our blog site
Thank you. Have a super great Time!