T with ‘Tude

T with 'Tude

T with ‘Tude: I have done mostly vertical pieces in the past. A few pieces went horizontal like Morph II and Levitation. I am always searching for new expressions in my designs. So I thought about combining both vertical and horizontal for this piece…mostly horizontal to get the main element up off the surface.

1′-3″ h, 1’-8″ w, 10″ deep | Kiln cast crystal | Emerald Green | SOLD by Thomas R. Riley Galleries

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Chihuly Garden & Glass blows Pollitt’s mind

Chihuly Garden & Glass blows Pollitt's mind

Seeing a vessel or two in someone’s home or in a gallery cannot begin to capture the essence or reality of Dale Chihuly’s work. A major Chihuly installation is a must see – and that’s just what blew my mind last month seeing the Garden & Glass Seattle Center.

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Pollitt Pilchuck visit inspires reverence

Pollitt Pilchuck visit inspires reverence

Walking the grounds of Pilchuck recently, I thought about how some places have an energy, but this place has presence. You can absolutely feel it – the presence of the world’s best glass artists creating, collaborating, sharing and passing it on.

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AACG Rising Star 2013 Update

AACG Rising Star 2013 Update

Back in June this year, I was honored to be named a Rising Star 2013 by Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG). Gaye and I attended GlassWeekend2013 for the festivities. It was a great experience as a few of our photos show.

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Traver Gallery event unveils New Work

Traver Gallery event unveils New Work

Four of my newest glass sculptures will be exhibited for the first time at a Traver Gallery event in Seattle on Sept 18th…Fluid Dynamics, Escape Velocity, Ode to Morph and Splash. In all, Traver will show seven of my works that evening. It feels like a glass society “coming out party” to me!

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Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity : I say if I’m not a little bit scared, I’m not doing good work. Well, Escape Velocity had me scared. It wasn’t until I got the wax form down to 9 lbs that it started to “make it.” Somehow it’s the scary part that really drives me.

Escape Velocity: 1′-6″ h, 12″ dia | Kiln cast crystal | Pale Copper Blue | Inquire.

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Blue Tango

Blue Tango

SOLD. Blue Tango is my largest glass piece to date at 2′-2″ tall. During layout, I envisioned a schematic representation of dance… tall and slender with open dynamic upward movement. This spiral glass sculpture emerged.

Blue Tango | 2′-2″ tall | Kiln cast crystal | Cobalt Blue | SOLD by Thomas R. Riley Galleries

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Mariah

Mariah

Mariah: I thought it was time to actually try my hand at the evocative, sensual and organic Art Nouveau period. To see what would happen. Here is the result. I must admit, I didn’t expect this outcome!

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