One of only a handful of solo hot glass studios across Canada, Thorn Glass Studio was established
in St. Jacobs, Ontario by John Kepkiewicz with Heather Wood in 1984.
Now one of Canada's senior glass masters, John initially honed his skills at Canada's Sheridan College of Applied Arts & Technology, followed by a residency at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.
In 2004, after presenting a 20-year retrospective of their work at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario, John and Heather dissolved their partnership. John continued to blow glass in St. Jacobs until the autumn of 2014 when he moved his studio to Hawkesville, along the Conestoga river in North Waterloo County.