Hagan moved to St. Louis this spring from Flame Run Studio in Louisville. Known for his glass art that looks good enough to eat, Hagan joins Third Degree to teach classes and create art for the gallery.
- How did you start working in glass? I was a double major in painting and printmaking at Tyler School of Art. As a senior I took a glass class as an elective. I never looked back. That was 15 years ago.
- What was the best advice an instructor gave you? Get it hot; keep it hot.
- What do you want your students to learn? Glass is an amazing material. You can do so much with it!
- Do you make other art besides glass? A lot of my creativity is released in the kitchen. I love making meals and sharing them with friends.
- Yum. Sounds deelish. Having lived in Louisville are you a Kentucky Derby-Mint Julep guy? I’m on Bourbon kick, so call me an Old Fashion guy right now. But at heart I’m a beer and wine guy.
- What do you do when not in the studio? Grocery shop, watch cooking/travel shows, explore St. Louis, or work out.