Brothers Adam and Aaron Wiens have varied backgrounds, from music to visual arts to engineering. After years exploring different creative paths, the brothers teamed up to create Molten Aura Labs.
Aaron Wiens began glassblowing in Minneapolis, MN in 2011. He rapidly learned a wide variety of flameworking techniques in the production environment of a shared studio. He also became adept at lathe work and large, clean forms. Now he enjoys making and experimenting with new glass colors on a daily basis. Aaron also designs and builds the furnaces, the rod pulling machines, glass tools, and pretty much anything else required for us to push the boundaries of manufacturing colored borosilicate here at The Lab. Previous to glassblowing, Aaron studied engineering, worked for several years as a luthier building acoustic guitars, and ventured into fine art woodworking.
Adam Wiens has a background in fine arts, with a focus on painting and illustration. Previous to his work at Molten Aura Labs, he was an artist in the video game industry. Also, he taught college-level color theory and 3D animation as well as developing bio-medical visualizations for a variety of clients. After years behind the computer, he was craving the studio environment. Initially he began experimenting with painting on glass and clear acrylic panels. This soon gave rise to experiments with three dimensional cast glass forms. Digging deeper into glass itself led to years of research regarding the chemistry of color. Specifically, how to create permanent coloration in high temperature glass melts. That research continues, and is currently being applied to the development of borosilicate glass colors as well as other unique projects.
Molten Aura Labs, LLC
30 Westgate Parkway #310
Asheville, NC 28806
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