JJ Brown & Simona

Fused and Cast Glass

JJ, a retired fire chief from Miami, Florida, moved to North Carolina in 2001 and built his glass studio. Simona, after meeting JJ in 2006, retired from her career in health care in Pensacola, Florida and relocated to the mountains. They both consider themselves to be blessed to live in these mountains surrounded by so many wonderful artisans.

JJ and Simona live in Bakersville, North Carolina where they own and operate Fyreglas Studio. JJ is primarily self-taught having taken various workshops around the country. Simona has a BFA from University of South Florida. Together, they create one of a kind works in glass art, both functional and decorative.

Their glass Christmas tree ornaments are handmade, so no two are alike. Their fused glass plates are of the traditional log cabin quilt pattern and can be utilized in a number of ways, such as a votive or for Santa’s cookies.

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