Weaverville, California

Since taking his first college course in 1990 at Shasta College, Michael Hopko has been using hot, molten glass to mold exquisite, intricate pieces that capture his love of nature. After college, Michael worked as an apprentice glass blower with several different artists in California. An avid outdoorsman, Michael’s interest in nature is manifested in his inspired glass works. His sculptures include a variety of octopi, trout, bass, and salmon, as well as colorful mahi-mahi, yellow fin tuna, among others.