Glassblowing for a Global Audience

Glassblowing for a Global Audience

From Seattle to Singapore, Dale Chihuly’s magnificent art has graced public buildings, outdoor spaces and botanical gardens around the world. Endlessly innovative, jaw-droppingly beautiful, weird, and often trippy, Chihuly’s work has redefined glass as an artist’s medium that expresses abstract forms and often looks almost alive. Even postcards of his work have a WOW factor. One in particular showcases loads of his Seaform pieces lining the bottom of a pool with a woman serenely floating…

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RAMZ Glass: Another Fine Product from Southern Humboldt

RAMZ Glass: Another Fine Product from Southern Humboldt

Valuable nuggets aren’t the only similarity between California’s gold and green rushes. Both endeavors brought flocks of people to the northern hills in search of riches. The allure of change and ability to craft brought craftsman to the region. David Rivera, founder of RAMZ Glass, is one of those crafters. He has been creating handmade glass pieces for 16 years. As a Bay Area native who’s lived in Humboldt for 23 years, Rivera considers himself…

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Per Glass

Per Glass

“In this age where most products are made in factories using automated processes, often in another country, I get a kick out of actually making things. Even though glass can be fragile, I get a sense of permanence from the finished pieces.” The field of glassblowing is growing in demand — at the top of the profession are skilled, custom glassblowers who can take ideas and turn them into complex pieces of art. Per Tillisch,…

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