Phoenix Based channel 12 Today Show
interview with J.R. Cardenas
link to video
Joshua Noah Dopp
While studying fine art at Santa Barbara Community College in 1987 Joshua started working with glass. . After receiving his AA in Studio Art from SBCC he transferred to the University of California at Santa Barbara where he earned his BA in Art History. After 5 years of working for professional artists, museums, galleries and a participating in a glass concentration at Penland School of Crafts in 1998, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earning his MFA in Sculpture/Glass in 2001. After graduate school he took part in a three-month fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, New Jersey in 2002.
Joshua now calls Phoenix, Arizona his home. has exhibited extensively from Santa Barbara, California to Zurich, Switzerland winning various awards and honors. He is currently a Master Level Instructor at the Mesa Arts Center and can be seen blowing glass on his Mobile Glass Studio called the Highway Hotshop, or working in his personal studio in Phoenix, AZ.
Nature is the truest teacher of what we most desire. With colors that capture and arrest the eye, forms which remind us of a hopeful exuberant homecoming. Being drawn in to look, feel and to ask. Glass! Like magpies they come to see and find the twinkle of their own eye reflected.