assion for glass is a tradition that has existed for centuries. Artists around the world have been particularly fascinated by working with Murano glass, using the old glassmaking techniques to bring amazing pieces to life.
A couple of months ago, we brought you a list of four legendary Murano glass artists, who studied the techniques beginning from their childhood years. Today, we bring you four non-Italian artists who also create wonderful works of art with glass.
Born in Champaign, IL in 1954, Hutter has been working with glass since the early 70's. He founded his own institute in Boston, MA in 1980, which it's currently located in Newton, MA. His pieces are three-dimensional glass structures of high complexity which are influenced by architectural art. His work is featured in collections such as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MOMA and the Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C.
Jack Storms has fascinated the art world through the development of the cold-glass technique. Each sculpture takes long hours of intensive work in which Storms cuts, grinds and polishes the glass to its desired shape. Most of his designs contain tiny mirror-like pieces which create rainbows of color. Storms has his own studio, founded in 2004.
Hailing from California, Morris started his path to art greatness as a truck driver for the Pilchuck Glass School. There, he learned the techniques and perfected his skills until becoming an instructor. His sculptures get inspiration from ancient cultures such as Egypt, Asia and the Native Americans. Through his pieces, Morris channels a sense of harmony between humanity and nature.
Born in the state of Washington, Chihuly's work is known for its large scale and intricate designs. His work has been featured in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, and he has received twelve honorary doctorates. But he alone cannot take the credit for such amazing pieces. After a series of accidents where he became blind in one eye and damaged one of his shoulders, he was forced to become "more choreographer than dancer," and works with a team. Together they've created and sold more than $29 million in artwork.
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