'Blown Away': Release date, host, judge, trailer and everything you need to know about the new glassblowing reality show

Ten exceptional glass artists shall duke it out on a new reality competition show produced by Netflix, Blue Ant Media, and marblemedia, in association with the Corning Museum of Glass.


                            'Blown Away': Release date, host, judge, trailer and everything you need to know about the new glassblowing reality show

Prepare to be blown away by Netflix’s new glassblowing reality show. The streaming service has partnered up with the Corning Museum of Glass to bring this beautiful niche craft to a wider audience. If you’re a design enthusiast, aspiring craftsperson, or even just someone looking to see some insanely cool works of art, this might just be the show for you.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new series:

Release date

‘Blown Away’ is a co-production by Netflix and Blue Ant Media, created and produced by marblemedia. It was released in Canada on Blue Ant Media’s pay television channel Makeful starting on February 20. ‘Blown Away’ will have its global release on Netflix on July 12, 2019.

Plot

The show features ten exceptional glass artists who compete for a grand prize, working in what has been billed as North America’s biggest hot shop. Each of the show’s ten episodes eliminates an artist, leading up to the crowning of the last man (or woman) standing as the ‘Best in Glass’.

Here’s the official synopsis for the reality show:

“Ten master artists turn up the heat in glassblowing sculpture challenges for the chance to win $60,000 in prizes and the title of champion.”

Host

Nick Uhas

Actor Nick Uhas attends Cotton Incorporated's Blue Jeans Go Green celebrates 1 million pieces of denim collected for recycling at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on November 6, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Uhas started his career in media at the age of 17 when he became a professional stunt rollerblader for Team Rollerblade USA. He appeared as a contestant on the 12th season of ‘America’s Got Talent’ and Season 15 of ‘Big Brother’. Uhas, who currently runs a Pop Science show called “Nickipedia" on YouTube where he has gained over 19 million views, brings a fun, youthful energy to the show.

Judge

Katherine Gray

Katherine Gray, glass master and judge on 'Blown Away'. (Instagram)

Professor, resident judge and glass-master Katherine Gray brings her years of experience to the evaluation of the show’s contestants. She is an Associate Professor at California State University San Bernardino. Gray’s works are part of the permanent collections of The Corning Museum of Glass, Museum of American Glass, and the Tacoma Museum of Glass. She will be joined by guest judges in every episode.

Trailer

 



 

Despite its niche quality, the trailer for ‘Blown Away’ makes it clear that this is a competition like any other. Each of these ten contestants is extremely talented and they are all highly competitive. The $60,000 cash prize serves as a highly motivating target for the competing artists and the show is bound to have its fair share of drama as things begin to heat up.

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