About Me

My Background


 John Ryszka II is an artist, author, gallery owner, graphic designer, gamer, husband and father. He is an international award winning glass artist and his glass work can be found in both public and private collections around the world.  He owns and runs an art gallery "The Rising Phoenix Gallery LLC" in Michigan City, Indiana. 

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John teaches glass classes at his studio at the Rising Phoenix Galley and  as a special guest instructor at Water Street Glass Works.  He offers a wide variety of projects from entry level experiences to advanced level courses.


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My Inspiration


I enjoy hiking in my spare time and many of my pieces are directly influenced by these hikes in nature. I love recreating plants and wildlife in my work.