PYRO Art Glass Studio is located at 123 S. Main Street in Mount Clemens, Michigan. We are a fully functional glassblowing studio and gallery specializing in furnace work. Pyro was formed in 2012 as a collaboration between glass artists Philip Yamron and Robyn Ochs. We share a deep love for creating with glass and a common desire to share its beauty, wonder, and excitement with others.
We are happy to offer classes, private parties and special events as well as studio rental opportunities to other glass artists. Our Gallery is filled with one of a kind handmade blown glass treasures.
A combined 25+ years of glass working experience and our love of glass brings quality craftsmanship to every piece.
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Robyn Ochs, Co-owner and Resident Artist
I fell in love with hot glass the first time I saw it. At a small glass shop near my house, I had my first glass experience and I haven't looked back. The first time I saw the furnace open for the gaffer to gather glass, felt the heat blasting out and watched as the glass wound up onto the pipe, I knew I was hooked.
From that point forward I have done whatever it took to be close the this amazing, hypnotizing, molten material. I have spent many years working with glass in its various forms; fusing slumping and furnace work. My love for glassblowing comes from deep within my soul. It is my passion. It challenges me, rewards me and frustrates me sometimes all within seconds. There is no creative process that nourishes my soul more. I look forward to a lifetime of the experiences and knowledge gained from working with this challenging material.
Philip Yamron, Co-owner and Resident Artist
I love Glass. I love to watch it move, to watch it glow. I have been watching it, working with it and thinking about it since 1998 and some days it feels like its the very first time I have ever touched the stuff. It is enchanting, frustrating, difficult, engaging, consuming and hypnotic. Working with this material can produce the greatest of highs and the most defeating of lows. The scope and spectrum of what can be created with glass is, for me, matched only by what can be Felt while engaging and dancing with this material.
I love technique and the process. One action folding into another, into another, into another. Growing evermore complicated while deepening the beauty that can come forth.
I once heard a comparison between symphony musicians and athletes that I connected to glass blowing. The commentator was suggesting that a basketball player throwing free-throws that consistently hits 50% of the time was considered a star. A baseball player that hits 50% of the time has a 500 batting average and is considered a marvel, but if a symphony musician hits 99% of the notes he is obviously out of a job.
I feel this connection to glass making, I am striving for better then 99%. Not for the control or perfection, but the symphony that is possible with this material allures me. If it takes me the rest of my life, I will happily show up to play some more.