Art Glass Sculptures
Vandalia Glassworks has a handful of creative artists offering their masterpieces of glass art sculpture.
The artisan’s pieces are created out of molten glass and color referred to as frit or solid rod. The artisan will gather molten glass onto a pipe, color the glass and begin to shape it with a variety of tools.
The tools used are tweezers, picks, jacks, wood padels and a steel table – the marver. The piece will be pulled and twisted and stretched in a variety of ways to shape the piece. It will also be shaped using a damp newspaper pad or a wood padel.
Often times in sculpting certain areas of the piece will be heated with a propane torch allowing the artist to shape just certain areas.
Glass Art By Local Artists
Artisans create stunning pieces from fish to trees to birds to abstract art. Each piece is unique in color shape and size and is created by skilled glass artists. Glass art figurines can take a whole day to complete.
Often times the artist will make pieces and store them in an oven called a garage. After all of the pieces have been completed they are then assembled onto the final piece creating a truly one of a kind true work of art.
If you are looking for art glass sculptures, then Vandalia Glassworks is the right place to be. We offer the best quality, visually stunning pieces when it comes to blown glass sculptures.
Our designs appeal to the artistic hearts of those who appreciate quality and appreciate the complexity of working with molten glass.
You can give your desk or cabinet a new lease of life and enhance the beauty of your home with one of our beautiful glass art sculptures.
Be our guest as you shop for your stunning masterpiece sculpture glass that portrays beauty found in nature.
Whatever hand blown glass idea or sculpture that you have, you can be sure we have either done it before or we can do it.
Order one of our exquisite unique pieces today!
About Vandalia Glassworks
Vandalia Glassworks is home to a state of the art hot glass shop and cold working facility. Our goal is to provide local artists the facilities they need to hone their skills and master the art of glassblowing.
We also want to provide a place for them to sell their creations or just share it with others. Our 1200 square foot gallery hosts exquisite pieces from both local and international glassblowers.
Even if you’re just curious about how art glass is made, our studio is a welcoming place to watch artists in action. If you’re in the area, drop by the shop in St Paul just North of 94 on Vandalia St. or shop our collection of blown glass art online.
History of Glassblowing
Glass has been used by cultures as far back as the ancient Egyptians. What we take for granted today was regarded as one of the most luxurious forms of craftsmanship in the past. From small bits of jewelry to beautifully designed vessels, it’s amazing to think that even back then, artisans were capable of making such intricate works.
As time went on, the techniques they used continued to be refined and perfected into what artists use today. This evolution leads us to the modern art of glassblowing – a craft that we are proud to be able to share with you.