JJ Brown & Simona Rosasco – Bakersville, NC
Husband and wife, JJ and Simona, live in the mountains of Western North Carolina where they own and operate Fyreglas Studio. Working together they create decorative and functional kilnformed glass art. JJ, a retired fire chief from Miami, Florida, moved to North Carolina in 2001. Simona, after meeting JJ in 2006, retired from her job in Pensacola, Florida and relocated to the mountains.
Simona received her BFA in Art Education from the University of South Florida and studied glass at Penland School of Craft. JJ studied glass at the University of Miami, the Studio at Corning, Pilchuck Glass School and Penland School of Craft.