Alexander Fekete

Coudersport, PA

Glass can fascinate by the ability to contain light and reverse plasticity. Focus on form has been so absorbing as to leave some unique qualities associated with glass, brilliant colors and shine especially, past the horizons of interest. Resulting objects are abstract, visually balanced, delineated by minimal representation of form and volumes. Frequently employed techniques are glass blowing, cutting, carving, sandblasting and spot polishing.

Jason Howard

Skaneateles, NY

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. By piercing the bubbles with a flame and leaving only their pure form, these captured bubbles are reduced to their absolute basic structure, pure essence, or inner life force. They are not stitched or woven, but rather blown, manipulated, and fumed with precious metals.

Ronnie Hughes

Laurel Springs, NC

Oxygen and propane torches are used to transform clear, colored or my blended borosilicate glass to a molten state making it fluid enough to blow and/or shape. With freehand flame working techniques, l show movement, delicacy and detail in each glass work. The organically inspired (solid glass) base, which I developed in 1987, is continuity of glass and grounds my work. Clear glass has mystical and transparent optical qualities that challenge the observer to use their imagination to finish my vision.

Nick Leonoff

Brooklyn, NY

I create blown glass using Swedish overlay techniques layering colored glass in the walls and on the surface of the glass forms. I carve the surface of the pieces with diamond wheels to remove layers of glass and expose colors within the piece. The blown pieces become the canvas for the carving process, and the carving becomes the core of the design in each piece.

Amber Marshall

St. Louis, MO

My recent work has taken two distinct paths, while one is based in the transparent qualities inherent in glass; the other is focused on surface texture and opacity. The body of work is simple, playful and a bit feminine.

J. David Norton

Akron, OH

Fused glass landscapes are composed of clear sheet glass and colored frit (crushed glass). I also include torch-formed elements called stringers. They are all glass (no paint). They undergo multiple kiln firings and applications of frit, stringers, and sheet glass, adding depth and detail. I combine transparent and opaque glasses to depict the interplay of light and shadow. My intention is to create a three dimensional portal of light.

Kenny Pieper

Burnsville, NC

My work is a celebration of traditional techniques, opulent colors and classical forms.

Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz

Seattle, WA

We are a husband and wife team who produce work collaboratively. The work we create blends contemporary design with a nod to the past. We strive to produce hand blown glass objects that are both bold and unique, and hope that people will enjoy them each day, as if everyday marks a special occasion.

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