Ben's Lens: An Interview With Justin 'BBQ Glass' Hagwood

Ben's Lens: An Interview With Justin 'BBQ Glass' Hagwood

September 11, 2017

"Justin is offering some of the best borosilicate cups you can find for under $100. He also makes great tools for glass artists such as his BBQ Tong Grabbers. They're one of my favorite tools!" - Ben Belgrad

Justin Hagwood aka BBQ Glass

Blowing Glass Since 2010

Started Working with Glass:

BBQ Handmade Glass Coffee Cup

"I started working with glass 6 months after getting hired at Mountain Glass Arts. I always had an interest in glass art, mostly hot shop work, but had a great opportunity to try lampworking. They helped me get my first studio so I could work in my home studio. By learning lampworking, I gained product knowledge that I was able to pass along to customers and to MGA staff."

BBQ Hand Made Glass Goblet

Favorite Cup Maker:

Tim Drier (Instagram, Corning Museum of Glass)

Favorite Cup to Make:

Coffee Cup

Favorite Drink:

Root of All Evil ~ Root Beer + Absinthe

Anything else we should know?

"I love glass in all forms. Best art medium ever"

BBQ Glass Headshot


Check out more BBQ Glass on Instagram @bbqglass, Facebook, Etsy and you can email him @




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