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Keith Walker volunteered with a local glass-blower for eight years before making the leap from hobbyist to professional. Another seven years of shaping 1,200 C pieces of molten lava into colourful houseware and intricate sculptures and he’s still in pursuit of mastery over this elusive material.
“You could spend a lifetime working with glass and not even get close,” Walker says. “That’s the allure — it’s the unmasterable medium.”