Bob & Laurie Kliss
Bob & Laurie Kliss’s Work
About Bob & Laurie Kliss
Whimsical Fine Art Glass
Welcome to the whimsical fine art glass world of Kliss Glass. This is where color and texture combine to enhance your surroundings. For over fifteen years, Bob and 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.
To begin each piece, the artists assemble the colors and shapes for the base, and fuse the base with secondary color elements. Next, they blow the vessel, continually heating and re-heating the piece up to temperatures of 1000 degrees. They melt and fuse the glass, working with it until it reaches its final desired shape. Then, they apply the brightly colored lip wrap to the vessel’s rim, which completes the piece. After cooling, each piece is signed and dated.
Established in 1993, the Kliss’s hot glass studio, Kliszewski Glass, is located in sunny Central California. Both Bob and Laurie studied at Pilchuck Glass School. They have taught and demonstrated their craft at a variety of schools and museums, and have exhibited their work widely throughout the USA.
Want to know more about Bob and Laurie? They were featured recently on WKNOFM’s Checking on the Arts with Kacky Walton. The interview is approximately 20 minutes long. Enjoy listening! Listen below.