John Geci is a glassblower based near the Penland School of Crafts in Western North Carolina. Originally from Litchfield, Connecticut, Geci first realized his interest in glass while studying philosophy at Hartwick College in upstate New York. After graduating in 1994, he traveled to the Penland School to hone his skills in his newfound craft. In 2007, he completed work on his own glass shop, a convenient drive down the road from the Penland School. His studio sits atop a hill above his wife, Courtney Martin’s pottery studio, their gardens, and the house they share with their daughter, where visitors are welcome.