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.

Patti and Dave Hegland

Chestertown, MD

We are a design-focused husband and wife team known for our complex construction and precise finishing of our art glass. Our new Monad Series begins with the creation of hundreds of component pieces which in turn are comprised of multiple layers of transparent and opaque glass. Our technical glass-working skills and our artistic composition skills are equally important to achieve our desired result of vessels with a strong sense of design, which while functional, are equally at home as sculptural art.

Alexander Fekete

Coudersport, PA

Glass can fascinate by the ability to contain light and reverse plasticity. Optical transparency, translucency and inner glow, needless to say broad expressive potential and bottomless variety of forms arising from its fluidity leave not much to be desired. Frequently employed techniques are glass blowing, cutting, carving, sandblasting and spot polishing. Deeply rooted in sketching, ensuing exploration is direct, hands on in hot shop. Imagine, explore, refine. Repeat.

Karen and Geoffrey Caldwell

Stockton, NJ

I combine three difficult and disparate glass techniques to create my signature fine art glass panels: fusing, hand-painting, and traditional stained glass construction. My latest series features flora, created by fusing, fauna rendered in the technique of medieval hand-painting, and leading. The resulting panels create a stunning story that is enhanced by the tension between the colorful fused flower elements and the finely detailed hand-painted animal images married into a patchwork of glass that captures the imagination just as it captures the light that passes through it.

Anna Boothe

Zieglerville, PA

My glasswork is comprised of one-of-a-kind sculptural vessels, flacons, goblets and other decorative objects. Technical inspiration is taken from the late 19th C. French glass-casting technique known as pate de verre, a process that has its roots in antiquity and is defined by the heat fusing of small glass particles in molds. My objects are playful assemblages of colorful elements kiln-cast from lead crystal via the lost-wax casting process that are then ground, hand-polished and combined. Conceptually and visually, my works elicit a sense of history and ritual.

Claire Kelly – The Curious Whimsy of Glass Art

(Above: Domine - 2020 - Featured as a livestream demo at the Corning Museum of Glass)

“There is a curiosity, which informs my work and what may be seen in my toy-like animals, and, most importantly, what they see when they look back at us.”

Minh Martin

Charlottesville, VA

I work in blown glass using traditional tools and techniques. I seek to distill classic ideas and forms and reinterpret them in a contemporary aesthetic. Much of my work includes the use of metals such as silver and titanium. Other techniques include etching, threading, and incalmo. All pieces are free blown and annealed.

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 including depth, transparency, reflection and refraction. My attention to strong form 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.

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