Opening night tonight, November 6, and for the next three days, the Thomas Riley Galleries will exhibit five of my sculptures, 4 in cast glass and 1 in wood – Enigma, Midnight Moves, Red Shift, Ode to Morph, and Morph VI in black cherry wood. This is the 9th consecutive year my work has been represented at SOFA and the second time my two styles of sculpture will be exhibited in the same year.Learn more →
If you’re in Chicago between Nov 6 thru 9th, please join me at SOFA Chicago at Navy Pier. I’ll be in the Thomas R. Riley exhibit space with five of my sculptures. And on Saturday, the 8th, at 1 pm, I’ll be giving a lecture about my work and artistic journey from wood to glass sculpture.Learn more →
Limoncelli: This is the first time I used the color called Citrine (a color not likely found on my personal palette), but I am delighted with the outcome. It shimmers in the light and delivers one of the true rewards for working in glass – the added dynamic of color and luminosity.
Limoncelli | 10″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Citrine | SOLD by Thomas Riley Galleries.Learn more →
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 GalleriesLearn more →
With SOFA Chicago 2013 opening on October 31 at Navy Pier, it will really be eight straight years that my work has been represented there. First my wood art, now my glass sculptures. What an honor and privilege. Hope to see you there to help me celebrate!Learn more →
It’s as if Blue Tango danced into this splendid spotlight and was captivated and captured. Our sincere appreciation to the Cleveland glass art collectors who loved my spiral glass sculpture enough to take it into their home and display it so dramatically. Additional thanks to the team at Thomas R. Riley Galleries for bringing us all together.Learn more →
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 GalleriesLearn more →
Two years ago at SOFA Chicago 2009, I was enticed into the kiln cast glass sculpture world by a glass collector who “saw” my wood sculptures in a medium totally unknown to me at the time. I call it my “cross-over moment.” This year at SOFA Chicago both my glass sculptures and wood art are represented.Learn more →
This glass piece was a fun project because it was my first “design as you go” glass sculpture. No layout lines in advance, just start working and see what happens. I conceived it as horizontal. Hmmm. What do you suppose happened?
Event Horizon | 1′-8″ h, 1′-6″ w, 8″ d | Kiln cast crystal | Cobalt Blue | SOLD by Thomas R. Riley GalleriesLearn more →