Trenton Quiocho has sharpened his glassblowing for over a decade. He is highly competitive “no matter what it is.” So, it was only a matter of time before he appeared on Netflix’s fiery competition, Blown Away.
Delve into this glassblower’s world as this Trenton Quiocho Bio proceeds.
Trenton Quiocho On Netflix’s Blown Away 3
Ever since its inaugural season in 2019, Blown Away has been the niche for several audiences. And now, as season 3 hit the screen (on July 22, 2022), the fanbase has grown quite a bit, and so have the creations made in the hot shop. This fiery competition has pushed the contestants to their limits as they attempt to become “Best in Glass.”
Trenton Quiocho was one of the 10 participants who joined the popular Netflix show for its 3rd installment. But unlike a few others, Trenton wasn’t there to just sharpen his skills. Rather, this competitive glass blower was set on emerging as the champion and taking home that $60,000 in prizes.
For those who missed the episodes, season 3 was hosted by actor Nick Uhas and art master Katherine Gray. Furthermore, the viewers also got a chance to see new guest judges in every episode who scrutinized the glassblowers and eliminated the least favorite.
This season, the competition was absolutely neck-to-neck. Every challenge put the contestants under sweltering heat through which they had to create the most eye-catching glass shape.
Also, the rest of the contestants joining Trenton this season were — Rob Stern (a glass blower of over 30 years), John Moran (a sculptor and studio owner), Claire Kelly (a storyteller in glass), Maddy Hughes (here to “flex her conceptual muscles”), Dan Friday (an artist and instructor in glass), Brenna Baker (a mother of two), Minhi England (a glass memorial artist), John Sharvin (a free stylist), and Grace Whiteside (a glassblower and performance artist hoping to inspire other non-binary trans people).
Trenton Quiocho Work/Career
Trenton Quiocho is a Tacoma-based glassblowing artist who worked as a teaching assistant at the Chihuly Boathouse in Seattle, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, and Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood.
Embracing the Venetian tradition, Trenton’s work focused on vessels and sculpture, utilizing a variety of colors and applications. Plus, the years of experience, his refined technique searched for his own “authentic voice,” he shared.
Besides teaching, Trenton has worked as a Production Glassblower at Bella Balls (from 2011 to 2013), as an Assistant Production Manager at Hilltop Artists (ever since 2006), and as a Glassblower at Area 253 Glassblowing (since 2011), Glassbaby (since March 2011), and Chihuly Studio (since Jan 2017).
In 2017, Trenton was also a mentor for the Expanding Horizons class at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, in partnership with the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation.
This glassblower has also collaborated with Pavlína Čambalová and Erika Tada, after winning the 2018 Collaborative Residency program. Their group aspired to combine each of their unique strengths in traditional Czech engraving, glassblowing, pâte de Verre, and kiln casting. Ultimately, embodying the emotions inherent in the experience of making glass.
Furthermore, drawing from varied cultures, styles, ideas, and knowledge, the trio expressed the human faces, sceneries, natures, patterns, and memories that each brings to the table. “The project gives us the opportunity to experience new techniques, to share our sensibilities and viewpoints, and to influence each other for the future,” they shared.
Also, Trenton is the owner of Baso Glass, where he creates 100% artisan-made contemporary, hand-blown glassware.
When Trenton wasn’t on his job, he often spent his time fishing, snowboarding, watching soccer, or practicing shooting.
Is Trenton Quiocho On IG?
Yes, as of July 2022, find him on Instagram @amocat_lowlife with 3.2K followers. Sadly, his account was kept private then.
But you can explore his life on his Facebook @trenton.quiocho.
How Old Is Trenton Quiocho?
Trenton Quiocho was 32 when he appeared on Blown Away in 2022.
However, he was a year younger when he filmed the show.
Trenton Quiocho Wife
Trenton Quiocho didn’t reveal if ever wived his girlfriend or not. But he did mention that they began their love story in March 2017.
And if we are to believe his FB relationship status, the two were still together as of 2022.
Trenton Quiocho Height
Trenton Quiocho stands tall at a height under 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm).
His district features include — brown eyes, dark hair, pierced ears, and a sharp jawline.
Where Is Trenton Quiocho From?
This glassblower is a Tacoma, Washington native and resided there as of 2022.
When Is Trenton Quiocho Birthday?
Trenton receives his birthday wishes on July 3 and is of the Cancer zodiac.
What Do We Know About Trenton Quiocho Family?
Trenton comes from a big family with Filipino roots.
His family members include — Joe Quiocho and Kim Rush Quiocho (uncle and aunt), Trenton Quiocho, Daniel Danny D, Barry Rosario, Chelsey Rosario, Alanalei Rosario, and Jesse Quiocho (cousins), and Vernon Quiocho, Mahalia J Quiocho, Jana Shinn Quiocho, and Al Quiocho (unknown).
Where Did Trenton Quiocho Receive His Education?
Trenton attended White River High School from Sept 2003 to June 2005, and later graduated from Wilson High School in 2008. He then went on to study at 富山ガラス造形研究所 (which translates to TOYAMA CITY INSTITUTE OF GLASS ART) and later began his glassblowing journey at Tacoma Community College.