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This hit Netflix reality series was filmed in Hamilton

Netflix’s hit reality series Blown Away premiered their second season last week with the competition show being filmed in a hot shop location at the Cotton Factory in Hamilton.

In the new season, 10 skilled glass blowers compete to create art pieces out of glass with the help of students and alumni from Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Craft and Design (Glass) program. 

The show is hosted by YouTube star Nick Uhas and pits the contestants against each other to create unique pieces of glass art in a limited amount of time. Then, the pieces are analyzed by a panel of expert judges with one contestant being sent home each episode.

Blown Away was made possible thanks to input from Sheridan’s alumni, students and technologists, which helped build not only the physical studio, but also the infrastructure of the series,” says Koen Vanderstukken, Sheridan’s Head of Glass and series consultant. 

“Returning for the second season, all the assistants from Sheridan knew how to prepare, what to expect, and were able to seamlessly bring their talent, skill and passion to the production.”

Sheridan College loaned over $10,000 worth of equipment to stock the show’s Hamilton-based hot shop, located in the Cottony Factory. Graduates of the program at Sheridan continue to be the focus of the series with many of them taking up assistant roles on the show. 

The second season of Blown Away was released on Netflix on January 22nd. 

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