Kazumi Kobayashi Svenson has had a fascination with hot glass dating back to the late 1980’s. After high school she began apprenticing in a glass blowing studio in Tokyo, Japan. Her artistic application inspired by traditional Japanese folk craft and a love for deep sea marine life, led her to illuminating her works with neon. Kazumi enjoys sharing her skills with others and has taught furnace glass blowing for 12 years in Japan. She now lives in California with her husband, David Svenson and son Shion, developing a neon/glass blowing studio in the High Desert Mountains outside of Los Angeles.