Michael Hopko founded his studio in 1996 after working as an apprentice glass blower with several different artists in California. Before that he studied art at Shasta College where he took his first college course in glass in 1990. Michael is an avid outdoors man near his home in the Northern California Mountains which inspires his glass works. He has been using hot, molten glass to mold his interest in nature with stunning and intricate details. His sculptures include a variety of Octopi, Trout, Bass and Salmon, as well as, Yellow Fin Tuna and Mahi-Mahi.