Artist Kiva Ford Utilizes Scientific Glassblowing Techniques to Create Unusual Glass Sculptures

By day, Virgina-based glass artist Kiva Ford (previously) fabricates one-of-a-kind glass instruments designed for special applications in scientific laboratories. By night, he retires to his home art studio where he utilizes his vast skillset to create curious glass vessels, miniatures, goblets, and other unusual creations working entirely by hand. Ford…

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Guido Mocafico’s Photographs of the Blaschka’s Exquisite Scientific Glass Models

Octopus vulgaris, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. Photograph © Guido Mocafico, 2013. With the courtesy of the Natural History Museum of London, UK. Father and son Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka dedicated their lives to creating some of the most exquisite glass models ever produced by human hands over the course of…

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Prismatic Paintings Produced From Refracted Light by Stephen Knapp

Stephen Knapp has been making work that is transformed by light for over thirty years, producing vibrant light installations he refers to as paintings. These large-scale works utilize minimal tools, harnessing simply light and dichroic glass to throw a multitude of colors against the walls and room. The installations are not…

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Vintage Pressed Glass Sculptures with a Flourish of Detail by Amber Cowan

Sky Blue, Cobalt and Slag, 2014. Flameworked and Fused American Pressed Glass, Steel, mixed media. 33″x39x92014 Artist Amber Cowan works primarily with fragments of vintage pressed glass to construct complex vessels and sculptures with a multitude of fused components. Pressed glass is created when molten glass is forced into a…

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Misshapen Glass Vases by Studio E.O Appear to Melt Atop Angular Stone Platforms

All photos by Gustav Almestål for Studio E.O Indefinite Vases is a recent project by multidisciplinary design practice Studio E.O based in Stockholm. Working with handblown glass and cut stone, traditional vase forms are melted and cooled around sharp edges to create place-specific vessels. From their project statement: The project…

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Stranger Wine: Hand-Blown Glass Wine Decanters by Etienne Meneau Mimic Blood Veins and Root Systems

Artist Etienne Meneau creates radical interpretations of a traditional wine decanter by utilizing the abstracted forms of blood veins, hearts, and root systems. Each container from his “Strange Carafes” series is hand-blown from borosilicate, and while many of the objects are technically functional, others serve as sculptural objects with the…

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Birds Appear in the Negative Space of Shattered Windowpanes in a New Intervention from Pejac

All photos by Sasha Bogojev Barcelona-based artist Pejac (previously) was recently in Rijeka, Croatia where he completed a number of new artworks as part of a residency with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. His most impressive new intervention appeared in the windows of an abandoned power plant where…

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A Surreal Three-Dimensional World Encased in Layers of Glass by Dustin Yellin

Installation view, courtesy GRIMM Gallery. Dustin Yellin‘s latest installation (previously here and here) is more of an encased world than environment—ten modular glass blocks that together measure 20 feet long. Densely layered, each glass brick contains thousands of images meticulously sourced from magazines and books, arranged to created Yellin’s own alternate…

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Bespoke Stained Glass Succulents by Lesley Green

Influenced by elements of both architecture and illustration, artist Lesley Green (owner of Bespoke Glass) channels modern design while working with stained glass and glass tile. Her works have traditionally been quite geometric, however recently she has focused on more organic shapes, like in her latest series of succulent-based sculptures. These stained glass…

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