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What's Kraken?

     "Most work for the privilege to work" - Radio Mike Slab City 2013

One, if not one of the most profound quotes i ever heard. I met Mike

my first winter i stayed in Slab City. I spent 3 winters in Slab City and its

surrounding deserts, blowing glass remotely. Mike was my neighbor of 

Edith lane, they had roads of dirt. :) He would stream the local radio for the desert community and partake in Fridays playing live drums at The

Range. I returned to Slab City in 2020 looking for Mike as i have lost contact via Social Media. I hope one day you see his Mike and gimme ya location to meet up. I planned to only travel for 420 days then return to

Santa Cruz, that quote keeps me motivated. :)

Find me in Studios: 

Summer - Santa Cruz, Ca or out and about.

Winter - St. Petersburg, Fl

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     Name is Jimi. Thanks for finding me. Im a wandering glass artist from Santa Cruz, California. I strive to implement my own glass designs inspired from traveling the ambiguous. I love to inspire people to do what they love, regardless of societies ridicule. Step over those lines drawn, they are imaginary.


     Over the past 9+ years ive traveled 48 States 15 Countries (24 Total) The Kraken is a symbolic metaphor of nomadic behavior ive tried to express through glass. Idea came to me sitting in a mechanics lounge in Waco, TX in 2014. 

Krakens are large legendary sea monsters of the deep, described as octopus like creatures.


     Not many have picked up on the theme that will run through my book of solitary mobile travel while "working". Restless, nomadic, moving there locations regularly, and watching the busy reef from their sanctuary. Octopus are also solitary creatures. Introversion is not being "shy" , its just a way to gather ones energy from solitude then their surroundings. Krakens are guardians of the Sea. :) 



I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

Wicked Glass

322 Pacific Ave

Santa Cruz Ca 95060