Steve Hagan is a glass artist, foodie, and proponent of pure beauty. His works combine a love of function with modern form and design, while often creating a mix of citrus inspired jewelry, tableware, and sculpture. A Philadelphia native, Steve attended Tyler School of Art where he was first able to witness the fluid and spontaneous nature of glass. Graduating in 2002 from Temple University he spent the next few years invested in the public access glass scene of Philadelphia teaching at multiple area studios. In 2008, he re-entered academia and began his graduate studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His thesis exhibition titled “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” in 2011 opened up a more sculptural approach to his studio practice, combining both extensive murrini pattern applications and non-vessel glass blowing. Since that time he has lived all around the US while traveling to make his work through residencies and as a visiting artist. Currently residing in Tucson, he runs a private glass studio with Mark Leputa where they have a warm, flame, and cold shop while utilizing Sonoran Glass School’s public access hotshop for their glassblowing applications.