Nick Leonoff

Brooklyn, NY

The luminescent qualities of glass appeal to me as it responds to light. I am drawn to the potential of a material that can vary from a translucent to an opaque medium in a brilliant range of colors and gradations. 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. Through this cold working process, I have been able to explore the potential of the material and focus my artistic vision. I am creating a relationship between the interior and exterior by juxtaposing opaque and translucent, glossy & matte, with light and dark. The balance that is revealed connects the conscious with the subconscious as the voice of the material emerges through the reflections of light.

Robin Kittleson

Geneva, IL

Kiln formed glass with a focus on the functional. Made from hand pulled murrini, a traditional glass technique, reinterpreted in a modern context.

Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck

West Grove, PA

Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck collaborate to craft contemporary hand-blown glass designs and one-of-a-kind art objects. From consistent multiples to unique sculptural pieces, their work displays brilliant color combinations, meticulous craftsmanship and a creative approach to form.

Scott Hronich-Pernicka

Malta, NY

Sculpting glass since 1998, Scott Pernicka is most known for his 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. With meticulous rigor, Scott uses a flame-working process to melt and shape high-quality, Borosilicate (hard) glass at temperatures well over 3000 degrees. Colors are produced by adding precious metals, such as gold and silver, along with gemstones and crushed opal. Scott Pernicka was born in Santa Fe and grew up on a cattle ranch in northern New Mexico. Working in glass and combining the qualities of color and form, Scott continually discovers new creative possibilities in his artistic practice. Pernicka�s glass spheres, jewelry, and sculptures can be found in galleries across the United States, and are held in private collections throughout the world.

Jeremy Griffith

Murphysboro, IL

By focusing on the transparency and fluidity of molten glass, I create work that represents the look and feeling of what the glass is like when it is hot. Scale, color, balance and motion are always considered.

Patrick Fitzpatrick

Chicago, IL

Patrick Fitzpatrick is a Chicago based designer specializing in home decor where form and function are meshed beautifully. Having a real Salt of the Earth essence the work is always warm and inviting. By being very clever in its nature but timeless in design it always makes a great gift.

Aaron & Heather Baigelman

Chicago, IL

We create bespoke pieces, elegant art series and functional glassware inspired by bright colors and clean lines. Heather and Aaron collaborate on glass art to create an original series every season.

Mark Sudduth

Cleveland, 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.

Christopher Jeffries

Laguna Beach, CA

The artist’s unique style and distinct designs embody the true beauty of hand blown glass art. Through extensive international education and experience with some of today’s most inventive and renowned glass artists, Christopher is able to innovate and execute beautiful glass creations for collectors and enthusiasts around the world.

Boyd Sugiki & Lisa Zerkowitz

Seattle, WA

We are a husband and wife team who met as graduate students at the Rhode Island School of Design and 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 each day as if it was a special occasion.

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