Where the lava meets the Ocean, you’ll find Joel Corley. A borosilicate glass blower living in Kalapana, he solidifies the fascination of paradise into glass to share with everyone. Combining scientific functionality with artist interpretation of Hawaiʻi’s natural beauty, Joel creates each piece by hand himself. He learned the basic concepts of melting glass in 2007, progressing to a full-time occupation in 2009. He moved from Colorado to Hawaiʻi Island in 2011 where he continues to live. “I love to be alive and I believe my art is evidence of that,” Joel says while singing and dancing behind the torch in the House of Fire, an art gallery that he hosts along with his three business partners..