Mark Sudduth

Cleveland Heights, OH

There is a quality in glass that is generated by the glass itself. Those qualities are elusive, intriguing and seductive. I make them as much a part of my work as possible. I work with thick glass because it exhibits qualities which interest me--depth, transparency, reflection and refraction. My attention to strong form is a very important factor in my work. This thought coupled with the cold work to cut, polish, engrave, highlight surfaces using lathes, merkers, dynafiles and flexible shafts incorporating stone and diamond wheels and other various tools evident in the canted forms and anklets, gives my work a unique presence.

Sebastian Coleman

Mount Vernon, OH

Each piece of glass I make is individually hand-blown and unique, and is made primarily from recycled materials. I am concerned with color, texture, balancing negative and positive space, and distorting perfection. I find inspiration in my family, as glass blowing has been a part of me for my entire life. For design, I look to natural and biological processes, trying to reach an organic look with my forms that flows softly, and avoids straight lines.

David Grey Russell

Camden, SC

My current body of work has roots deep in the history of Italian glass design. These roots date back to the renaissance when the technical virtuosity of Italian glassblowers was at its zenith. That skill level set the pace for the rest of the world for many decades to come. It has fascinated me that techniques invented in the 1500’s can still be so challenging to master and so intriguing to the modern eye.

Scott Pernicka

Malta, NY

Handcrafted artisan glass was the answer to my artistic inquiries and I have been sculpting glass into works of art since 1998. What has gained me the most notoriety, are vortex marbles. These perfectly round spheres with spirals of color play with optics and physics to create visual depths that transcend the physicality of the piece itself.

David Norton

Akron, OH

My fused glass landscapes are composed of clear sheet glass, colored crushed glass (frit), and torch-formed strings of glass. They are ALL GLASS - NO PAINT! They are multi-layered and multi-fired. LED back lights are included.

Mark Lewanski

Portland, MI

Woven glass is an enigma, a contradiction, a complex and beautiful mystery. It challenges the observer in his perceptions of material properties. It is at once soft like a delicate fabric and cold, vitreous and eternal. I weave with glass. It's not an illusion, it is truly woven. My work is the result of skilled glass cutting, careful color selection, and precisely controlled kiln firing.

Claire Kelly

Pawtucket, RI

The themes of my glass sculptures revolve around the psychological and physical relationships we have with animals and their larger connection to our environment. These colorful worlds allow me to explore concepts of perception, liminality, and memory. My sculptures tell a story about the fragility and conservation of these small worlds as well as describing their role in a grander scheme. My glass landscapes and animals are advocates for the precious worlds they represent.

Nicholas Kekic

Chester, VT

Glassblowing for me has become a process of taking a unique, transparent, very hot liquid and freezing it at room temperature, in a controlled and sometimes precarious balancing act of heat, physics, timing and human intervention in these processes. I find glass most beautiful when worked in such a way that conveys its fluidity as a material while expressing its unique relationship with light and transparency.

Andrew Iannazzi

Cambridge, MA

I have been honing my skills for the past ten plus years and have continually thought of how to blend both traditional glass working techniques with modern design and functionality. With these thoughts in mind I draw inspiration from both Italian and Scandinavian designers and glass houses from the last century.

Jason Howard

Skaneateles, NY

The simple bubble is the genesis of all blown forms in glass, perhaps even the soul of glass. I prefer to work in blown forms because they capture a touch of life and a unique part of the artistic process; the human breath. In this series, I've tried to let go, allowing the bubbles to expand as large as they can without too much control over their shape as they inflate in one breath.

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