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The Highway Hotshop began in 2009 as a joint partnership between Joshua Dopp and Adam Frus. The idea was that we could use the mobile shop to bring hot glass to the public. Our first working public show was with the Desert Botanic Garden located in Phoenix, AZ. Booked for a week we demonstrated glass blowing techniques, taught classes and sold our product to the patrons. We returned three years in a row. Other shows included the prestigious Heard Museum in downtown Phoenix. While there we worked with the world-renowned glass artist Preston Singeltary.  Other successful exhibitions include shows at the Tempe Center for the Arts, Chandler city in conjunction with Visions Galleries as well as the Mesa Arts Center.

Although these cultural institutions have been our main ventures we have also worked with private individuals, corporations and artists in private locations. A growing interest and future area of growth we are highly interested in is working directly with schools and we have developed curriculum for small one-week workshops.

Over the years we had the opportunity to work with many skilled glass blowers. Seth Fairweather, Justin Daniels, Allen Ruest, Jordan Ford and John Hembry. In the summer of 2011 Adam Frus moved with his family to New Mexico and is building a new mobile shop that he plans to work out of and take out on the road soon.

The Highway Hotshop trailer and its equipment is lovingly called the Phoenix and is a fantastic shop to work out of.  It has a Furnace that holds 65lbs of molten glass enough glass for a typical eight-hour day. Please see our Images page, as well as, a page all about the Phoenix, to get a better appreciation for what we do.

Nothing has been more rewarding then getting to know many of the hundreds of people we have entertained and educated about glass art. We will be having more shows soon, if you are on FaceBook please like us and you will be linked to information about our up-coming showings. Or take a look at our calendar listings. Thank you for your patronage.

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Video interview of Adam and Joshua for the show Inside Creative Minds

 

 

Joshua Dopp - Brief Bio

Joshua Noah Dopp has been working with glass for over twenty years. He received his MFA in Glass and Sculpture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001. His BA in Art History is from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Joshua is currently a Glass Artist in Residence at the Mesa Arts Center. He received a fellowship to the Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, New Jersey in 2002 and Penland School of Crafts in 1998. He has exhibited extensively from Santa Barbara to Zurich.
As an artist his work takes many forms. Not content to have a signature style, Joshua is constantly experimenting and allowing the topic and force of the moment to inspire and inform his work. Trends apparent in his oeuvre include modernistic abstract bio-morphic forms to highly researched and studied architectural tomes on special relations. Conceptually, balance and harmony and the revealing of beauty by combining divergent and seemingly opposable themes largely guide his work. With an ear to the rail he searches for meaning that is universal while unapologetically referencing the personal. Although he currently lives in Arizona he is a traveler at heart and has lived all over the US and in Europe. His work has been collected by notable patrons and can be seen in museums.

My personal web site www.joshdopp.com

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