LUKE ADAMS Luke Adams of Massachusetts produces handblown glass, hanging sun catchers, paperweights and decorative accents. While he discovered his love of drawing at an early age, it was during college that he was drawn to glass blowing. Not only is Adams following his dream to work as an artist, but he also teaches glassblowing and hot fused glass jewelry making at his studio.
NINA CAMBRON Nina Cambron has been a full time artist since receiving her BFA degree in 1978. She creates in her Detroit area studio. Nina draws her fused glass pieces before cutting any glass, selecting colors to achieve a multitude of hues, shapes and patterns. The art of fused glass is centuries old. Bubbles in the glass are not imperfections, but rather the “thumbprint” of a handcrafted work of art.
KATHY HUDSON An extensive line of affordable, functional and stylish fused glass tabletop and giftware are handmade by Texas artist Kathy Hudson. After losing her job and creating beaded jewelry for a time, she took a glass class and was immediately hooked.
RICK HUNTER California glass blower, Rick Hunter, has been creating hand blown glass designs for the last 20 years. The glass studio is a one-man studio specializing in unique and individual art pieces. These exquisite, one-of-a-kind glass designs include pitcher sets, vases, and lamps. “Elegant” and “refreshing” define Hunter’s glass.
VIRGIL JONES North Carolina glass blower Virgil Jones’ career in glass blowing began in the late 1980’s with a challenge from a friend to make a glass bead. Not one to turn down a challenge, Virgil took a piece of stained glass and small propane torch and went for it. Within four months he left his career job and started selling his glass beads. The jewelry beads quickly grew in size and complexity. Virgil delved into the hot glass world in all its forms. Since 2003 he has been creating his beautiful glass balls in his one man studio in western North Carolina. His art glass is a contemporary combination of unique old style skills with modern hand-blown furnace work.
ANNE NYE Nebraska artist Anne Nye’s fused glass technique comes from her background as a painter. “I literally paint with layers of crushed glass, blocking in background colors then create new colors by adding layers of transparent and opaque glass, creating texture & depth.”