With a burning passion to get behind the flame, Johnny Quest received his first introduction to glassblowing when his mom gave him a Groupon for his 16th birthday to learn from Aaron Tate. At that same glass studio, Quest met Kevin Morris to help him with his initial foray into the glass realm.
Being creative from a young age, Quest had been trying his hand at video editing for FPS games and enjoyed drawing particular glassblowing designs like Arik Krunk and Kevin Howell’s wigwags.
Fast forward to 2023, and Quest has now carved his lane into the glass game – offering everything from gorgeous pendants with his signature “fleur” design and immaculate hammer pipes including silver fuming and thumbies, to scalloped glassware and his one-of-a-kind “floor perc.”
This unique creation provides an unparalleled function where the water jets up through four holes through the bottom of the rig – hitting unlike any other piece of glass.
“I am very inspired by the scene as a whole. I have so many talented friends and constantly am finding new glassblowers that ‘wow’ me, which stokes me out. Inspirations like James Daschbach, Kevin McCulley, Cesare Toffolo, Mike Raman, Arik Krunk, Yuko Sorte, Davide Fuin, Chris Eberhart, Chris Carlson and Pat Powers made me the person I am today,” said Quest.
Quest holds it down in the streetwear industry, offering branded clothing and collaborating with homie Cary @allmyhatsaredead. Additionally, Quest wants to give a big shout-out to Groovy Money and his mom for helping him to get to where he is today.
“I am grateful to have found this path of glass so early on and sharing it with people I’ve admired since I was a kid,” said Quest.
Keep up with Quest on IG to see where you can find his work next, as he’s constantly on the go and has his art regularly featured in renowned glass shows around the globe.