Our Memphis gallery is the south’s premier art glass gallery featuring contemporary and studio glass artists from North America. On exhibit are both functional and sculptural works of various glass techniques – blown, fused and cast. In addition, we feature functional and decorative ceramics (great for unique gifts) and figurative sculpture.
Cave Creek, Arizona
Carole’s glass tapestries are the result of a life-long rebellion against the dreaded “DO NOT TOUCH” rules regarding glass. She encourages the viewer to feel her woven glass.
Each of Carole’s tapestries begin with the cane (glass threads), cut and “woven” on the kiln shelf. More than 9,000 threads are required to complete one sculpture. The threads are heated slowly to near 1500˚ F in order to trigger “tack” melting of the glass. At this moment, the glass is briefly removed from the kiln, and hand manipulated into its final shape. The artist has no more than ten seconds to define the shape. After that, the glass begins to cool and returns to its breakable state.
The glass tapestry is ideal for those seeking a statement sculpture as well as collectors of fine art glass.
Craig started his journey in pottery at the age of 16, when he started experimenting with clay on an abandoned pottery wheel at his school. Self-taught, what developed was a lifelong passion for ceramics. He is known for testing the limits of clay and adapting his studio and skills to push the medium both in size and with his glazes.
“I start each day with the same intent: To create the finest piece of ceramic art that I possibly can. What I am doing as a potter is creating a canvas for the crystalline glazes, to establish a synchronistic relationship where the glaze and the pot complement each other.”
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
After receiving an art degree from Hendrix College in 1988, James discovered glassblowing. To further develop his artistry and skill, he studied glassblowing with the world-renowned artists in Murano, Italy and at Dale Chihuly’s Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle Washington. He returns to Pilchuck on a yearly basis to further hone his artistry with glass.
James has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. Some of his honors include designing a Christmas tree ornament for the White House and a significant installation in Hong Kong. He has been featured in Southern Living Magazine and “At Home In Arkansas.”
“I use nature and everyday observations, experiences and emotions as my inspiration for my art glass,” offers James. His studio and hot shop are located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
New York City, New York
Door County, Wisconsin
Woodland Hills, California
Artist Fay Miller’s desire to create beautiful things with her own two hands motivated her to leave a graphic arts career to work with glass. Intrigued by the reflective sheen of glass, Miller’s work tends to be surface oriented, decorative and undisciplined. She delights in the random beauty of the glass shards and the joy and ritual they represent.
Her exhibits include Art of the Spirit, Craft Alliance Menorah Show, Boulder Arts and Craft Cooperative Judaica Show, Art of Our Time, Festival of Jewish Artisans, Orange County Museum of Art Craft Show, Awakenings VIII, Kremen Gallery Celebration and various other shows. The work is shown at galleries across the United States, England and Canada.
Miller has designed awards for Amnesty International, LA Weekly, The Lee Strasberg Institute, The City of West Hollywood, ACLU, The American Jewish Committee, The Shofar, The Klein Chaplaincy, United Jewish Fund, The Jewish Federation and other charitable and corporate organizations. Special commissions include dining tables, side tables, a glass wall for Temple Ner Tamid in Palos Verdes, CA and an eternal light for Temple Sinai in Rancho Mirage, CA.
She attended Moore College of Art, Queen’s College and Westchester School of Fine Arts.
Georgetown (Ontario), Canada
David Thai is a Chinese Canadian glass artist who emigrated from Vietnam in 1985. He completed his business degree at Ryerson University and went on to pursue glassblowing at Sheridan College where he graduated from the Crafts and Design Glass Program in 2002. Upon graduating, David was accepted as a full-time Resident of Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. He was both a resident and an instructor of glassblowing. During this time, he has exhibited his work across Canada and also in the United States.
After three years at Harbourfront Centre, David moved to the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Later, he co-founded the Kingston Glass Studio and Gallery in Kingston Ontario. Currently, David is a co-founder and owner of Studio One Glass located in Georgetown, Ontario, where he creates his current glassworks. Whether David is creating a blown glass vessel or a piece of glass sculpture, his focus is on both the creation of a timeless design with a contemporary style and a high level of technical skill. He aims toward creating objects that beautify their surroundings.
Artist Statement – Glass is the medium that best reflects my innermost feelings. When approaching glass in its fluid state, I am deeply moved by the metamorphosis from a molten state to the solidified shape of my design. As the Italian glass artist Livio Seguso said, glass is “a material that seems to be born out of the sea to live in the air shaped by fire; it fascinates and ignites the imagination.” – David Thai
Ashley Falls, Massachusetts
Ft. Myers, Florida
Modern artist, Todd Andrew Babb, is a sculptor based in South Florida. Babb’s sculptural art process involves the personally developed use of innovative materials to allow for the distinctly expressive lines of his contemporary figurative pieces. Each uninhibited piece is an exploration into the evolution of humanity because of his desire for progression. Concentrating on line and form over detail and aesthetics, Babb’s elongated and oftentimes abstracted bodies portray this adaptation of the human spirit.
Babb was born just outside of Philadelphia into a family of artists, historians, and philosophers. Honing his skill at a young age, Babb pursued a career as a painter soon after serving in the United States Air Force. Following his first business, Creative Artistry, where he worked with top corporations such as Dupont Corian and Walt Disney Company, Babb pursued a more conceptual modernist sculpting career in an effort to express his philosophical interpretations of the human condition.
As a self-identified progressivist, Babb never attempts to change the principles of nature. On the contrary, his works harness the inevitable change of existence, which dematerializes chaotic change. In addition, he is one of the founders of the OPT (Open Positive Transference) art movement. Thus, Babb is dedicated to creating works of technical excellence and open-minded concepts that ultimately influence its spatial energy with the expectation of inspiring and generating a truly sanguine reality.
Babb’s paintings and sculpture can be found in private collections around the world including countries in Europe, Asia, and South America. His work has been exhibited with such artists as Robert Rauschenberg and HR Giger, participated in shows organized by top curators such as Curse Mackey and Anna Visnitskaya, and has been displayed both nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and fine art shows. Babb has been showing publicly in group and solo exhibits since 2002.
Babb is represented by Alberto Linero Gallery, Miami Florida. The Alberto Linero Gallery represents emerging and established conceptual artists. Babb also is represented by T Clifton Art in Memphis, Tennessee, 530 Burns Gallery in Sarasota, Florida and Gallery Guichard in Chicago, Illinois.
Fairview, North Carolina
Glenda Kronke is a native Texan, born and raised on the Gulf Coast. Her love of glass began in 1983, and she spent the next 25 years working for glass artists around the country. Based on the knowledge and experience she gained, she opened her own studio in Austin, Texas.
Her work is a reflection of the awe and wonder she feels at nature’s ability to create the rare and exotic. Glenda strives to create textures that compel touch, colors that provoke memory, and shapes that expand reality. She states, “Life and art ever evolve, seeking a vessel, a shape, a texture, a color – a path to expression. And once created, each possesses an essence of life, a statement of being.”
Tucson ceramic artist Randy O’Brien features a unique glaze and style to his pottery. Highly architectural exploding with lava-like texture and bright, strong color.
San Francisco, California
For two decades David’s creative energies primarily found an outlet in music, but a blowpipe and glass furnace have firmly replaced his guitar. A former corporate marketing professional, a glassblowing class in 2001 ignited such a passion in him that he transitioned his professional career from the software world to full-time glass artist.
David has studied at the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School, founded by Dale Chihuly and John & Anne Hauberg in Stanwood, Washington. In 2010, David was invited to Seto City, Japan as Artist in Residence, spending a month lecturing, demonstrating and making work through an award from the Seto City Art and Cultural Foundation. Early in his career, he learned through a wide range of talented local artists combined with a great deal of experimentation and visits with Afro Celotto, maestro and former assistant to Lino Tagliapietra in Murano, Italy. David has received awards for his work including an artistic merit scholarship for his studies at Pilchuck. His book David Patchen, Glass is in the permanent collection of the Rakow Library at the Corning Museum of Glass and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Centro Studi del Vetro (Glass Study Center Library) in Venice, Italy. Yes, we do have a copy at the gallery. David Patchen Video
Welcome to the whimsical world of Kliszewski Glass, where color and texture combine to enhance your surroundings. For over fifteen years, Bob & Laurie Kliss have produced a line of glass art that strives to enrich the lives of art lovers everywhere. The artists take pleasure in each handmade item they produce and wish continued enjoyment to those who have welcomed their BOBtanicals into their art filled world.
St. Petersburg, Florida
David Royce began his glass blowing career in 2000 at the age of 15. He served as an apprentice for Tom Rine and Thomas Maras at Island Glass Studios in Minneapolis. He studied glass art at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls under Jim Engebretson for one year, but after a study abroad program in Taiwan, he changed direction and earned a B.A. in child psychology with a minor in Chinese language and literature from the University of Minnesota in 2006.
While attending the U of M, Royce joined Foci: Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, as a studio manager and instructor. There, he re-discovered his passion for glass-making and has been a full-time independent glass artist since 2006. He served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Center for Glass Arts while running his own studio in St. Paul, MN. In 2010 he built his own studio in Little Canada, MN where he works today. He has been a visiting professor at the U of WI, teaching beginning glassblowing, and has taught and provided mentorships at Foci.
He has been awarded Best in Show at the Uptown Art Fair in Minneapolis, MN (2010), has been featured in a public television series on MN artists, and has been included in an American Swedish Institute museum exhibit of American glass artists using Swedish techniques (2009). Most recently he has shown at SOFA Chicago (2012 – 2014) with an international gallery.
His commissions have included work for Target Corporation, Hitachi, as well as many private commissions for sculptural and one of a kind pieces for clients residences.
Wakefield, Rhode Island
In 2003, Jennifer began working in a production studio and gallery in Colorado. She started blowing glass after hours and became a full-time glass blower in 2007. While she developed a fundamental knowledge of the material, she is primarily self-taught. Her work comes from a very pure place and is a product almost entirely of her imagination and experimentation in the studio.
A critical shift in her work occurred in 2014, when she began working on a technique of her own creation: larger scale sculpture made entirely of smaller blown bubbles that are either fused or joined hot. Though the work is still in its infancy, she feels that through her work she is exploring the concepts of the individual in society, the many that make up the whole, the fragility of the whole and its dependence on the strength of the individual. Jennifer also is fascinated by the way glass, like water, can reflect and often amplify ambient color, light and texture. Her vessel and sculptural forms explore glass’s natural fluidity, its tendency to form bubbles, and the way it, like water, both accepts and defies containment.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Kingston Studio Glass is a collaborative featuring work by more than 20 glass blowing artists.
British Columbia, Canada
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Michael Timpol was first introduced to glass working during a high school stained glass course in Stowe, Vermont. He pursued a career in stained glass while attending Concordia University in Montreal designing and creating many residential commissions as well as several public installations. Frustrated with the limitations of the two-dimensional process, he enrolled at Sheridan College School of Craft & Design in Mississauga, Ontario to learn the art of glassblowing.
Upon graduation in 1985, he was accepted for a residency at Harbourfront Craft Studios, one of Toronto’s most popular tourist destinations. Shortly after he left Harbourfront in 1989, he established his own company Hotglass Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario for which he designed and created a full line of blown glass products.
In 1995, Michael relocated to Stowe, Vermont and founded Little River Hot Glass Studio. He currently designs and manufactures a diverse body of product in addition to overseeing the operations of the studio.
Seattle Glassblowing Studio was founded in 1991, by Cliff Goodman in the tradition of the studio glass movement. After beginning his career in glass in 1976, Cliff studied alongside glass master, Fritz Driesbach, and attended the famous Pilchuck School. Currently, his artwork is featured in collections around the world.
At Seattle Glassblowing Studio, it is our mission to provide an unforgettable glassblowing experience to all our visitors and deliver world class training to the next generation of glass artists.
Corning, New York
Youngblood Studio is the premier art production studio in Memphis and the surrounding areas. With a team of talented artists, they are at the forefront of a burgeoning municipal art program, designing and building large-scale public art, while also fabricating the work of other local artists. Youngblood Studio works closely with local hospitals to create and deliver quality art programs, custom signage, donor recognition opportunities, murals, sculptures, and elaborate, interactive patient environments. Private clients commission sculptures and murals to accent their homes and small businesses. Youngblood Studio also partners with local and regional artists on many projects in the spirit of collaboration and diversity to create a vibrant hub for local creatives.
T Clifton Art is the exclusive provider of their custom lighting design. Youngblood Studios partners with our glass artists to create a one-of-a-kind work of art for your lighting needs. Amanda Nalley of Youngblood Studios designed and creates the ornament stands for T Clifton Art clients.
Lester Jones is a noted raku artist. His sculptural work of men, women, and children is noted for capturing the human spirit of ordinary people.
Since 1982, glass has had a constant presence in Ed’s life. “Our relationship has been enhanced and explored with some of the world’s glass masters, but predominantly my knowledge of this magic material is built on day-to-day experience and practice in my studio. This path has led me to a fairly simple artistic approach; trust the glass, have fun, accept mistakes, study nature and search for beautiful forms and colors inherent in glass’ personality.” – Ed Branson
Ed’s studio is a converted 80+ year old apple barn. His work is found in the private collections, including: Ms. Anwar Sadat, Holyrood Palace, Scotland, Snoop Dogg, and Jordanian Airlines Corporate Headquarters.
Will Grant was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Palm Springs, California. He studied ceramics in high school and then furthered his education while attending College of the Desert in Palm Springs.
In 1990, Grant accepted an invitation to work in a small village in Taiwan where he was introduced to the art of making furniture out of acrylic and fell in love with the material. After spending two years in Taiwan, he became a partner of the company and decided to move the manufacturing back to Palm Springs.
In 2000, Grant opened his own acrylic furniture company in Sarasota, Florida. As he continued to make furniture, he soon discovered that he could take remnants of acrylic and create art forms in sculpture. These mini masterpieces caught the eye of some key executives from the commercial world. Grant started to create centerpieces for Walt Disney’s corporate parties and displays for various companies such as Burberry and David Yurman Jewelry. In 2005, Grant was introduced to Israeli artist, Yaacov Agam, and he was instantly inspired by the movement of his pieces.
Since then, Grant has primarily spent his time creating art sculpture forms. Grant’s artwork has been featured in many art galleries around the world. Recently, he started incorporating glass, metal and wood into his acrylic sculptures. He says, “I am constantly inspired by what is around me, and I rush to my studio every morning to see what new techniques I can discover. My imagination creates endless goals and challenges and the biggest reward is hearing, “I just love your work, I have never seen anything like it!”
Luis’ handmade iron and bead candle holders seek to convey playful and romantic designs. His desire is to offer collectors an unique piece while providing high-end quality. The base of the candleholder is sand cast iron. Stems are hammered and shaped inch by inch. His forged iron cup crowns the piece and awaits the glow of the candle. Bees wax candles are provided with each candle holder.