Julian Duerksen is intrigued by the ancient craft of glassblowing which has grown into a modern day art form requiring technical skill, physical stamina, and persistence. He works from his studio in Burnaby, BC, in Canada’s Pacific Northwest, where he creates glass objects and stemware with close attention to artistic and technical detail. He is intrigued by the vibrancy of lushly coloured glass as well as by the clean and simple reflective qualities of clear glass.

Julian studied glass blowing at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta. He has furthered his explorations in the craft of glass by attending workshops at Series Summer School of the Arts at Red Deer College, Canada, and being part of the Alberta College of Art and Design’s Poleturner Team at the Pilchuck Glass School. Julian also likes to learn new techniques by trial and error with a good dose of curiosity and exploration.


Visiting the Studio

Visitors are most welcome to watch a glassblowing demo or to purchase glass direct from the artist.
Visits are by appointment – contact me to set up a time!