John Kobuki has been working with glass since 1995. He is known for making marbles with the compression technique. Kobuki won first place at the Eugene Flame Off competition for marbles, and has been published in 100 Lampworkers and Glass Line Special Edition. He has taught, demonstrated, and exhibited in the United States and Japan, and teaches internationally. “I enjoy the challenge of creating something new with a finite shape and infinite design possibilities,” says Kobuki.