My name is John McElmeel and I am 50 years old. I have been blowing glass since I was 7 years old. My dad, Dick McElmeel was a glassblower too and taught me how to blow glass. He used to do Colonial Village Mall and North Towne Mall in Rockford IL.He started me at an early age of 7 years old learning the feel of the glass. It is something I have stuck with over the years and I am to this very day still continuing to learn.
The glass world has come a long way since my Dad and I started many years ago. He has since passed away and has taught me something no one can take away. I started just doing the sculptures & still do that. I set up booths at Walworth County Fair in Elkhorn WI and Sandwich Fair in Sandwich IL. If you are at any of the fairs please stop by and watch me at work! I have recently got into making awesome tobacco pipes and pendants. Glass blowing is something I enjoy to do and love making products others can enjoy as well. I also have a website that I have my sculpture work on. It is americanglasscraft.etsy.com. Come check out my work!