Colors and Light, The Beauty of Glass
Glass is beautful, glass is colorful and glass is one of the most difficult mediums in the art world. We have a few very talented artists in glass. (We kind of like glass in this gallery but shhhhhhhhh don’t tell no one).
Joseph Pagaon: New York glass artist, after graduating from college with a degree in industrial design, Joseph Pagano moved to New York and decided to start his own business producing decorative art, furniture and lighting. His goal was to combine beautiful materials with functional design using old work craftsmanship with attention to detail.
Christopher Ries: Pennsylvania glass artist, Though initially he blew glass, by the late 1970's he was sculpting glass cold by cutting, grinding, and polishing it in his home studio. Ries acquired blocks of pure, clear lead crystal cast from Schott Glass Technologies of Duryea, Pennsylvania. Today, he also serves Schott Glass as artist-in-residence.
Peter Bremers: Dutch glass artist, known for his blown graal works as well as his kiln-casting sculptures is one of Holland’s most internationally acclaimed glass artists with just this year having solo exhibitions at the MAVA glass museum of Madrid, the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft and together with Michael Behrens at Museum Alter Hof Herding in Coesfeld- Lette.
JJ Priour (new artist), Texas glass & Limestone artist, grew up in the Central Texas. His father, Damian Priour, was also a sculptor. Growing up in the hill country under the wing of a teacher and an artist, playing in a sculptor’s studio, he was ingrained with love and respect for art and creativity at an early age. After high school JJ moved away and went to college in Seattle following an uncertain and short-lived path in international business. His interest in the corporate world waned and the creativity expanded, JJ moved back to Texas and knew immediately where he wanted to be and why: at home playing in the studio again.
These are just some of the glass artists we love.