John Leighton studied environmental design at California State University, then decided to try his hand at creating sculptures from glass. At first, glassblowing "did not come naturally" to him, but he kept at it and, since 1978, has taught glasswork at San Francisco State University.
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New Mexico artist Ramón José López worked for a few years in construction before beginning his career as a jeweler and silversmith. The grandson of noted santero Lorenzo López, he uses many of his grandfather's tools in his work.