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Aegean Vase
Blue Oval Gossamer Vase
Lavender Gossamer Vase
MIdnight Montage Vase
Montage Bowl
Patriot Vase
Red Montage Vase
Tall Swirl Vessel
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Chris Rich Applied Art
When I first saw a glass blower working at a Renaissance Festival in Maryland, I knew this would be my life. At sixteen I began my art education at the Corcoran Institute, then attended the California College of Arts and Crafts. While in the Bay area I also worked as an assistant to several glass artists and designers, gaining experience in a wide variety of techniques.
California College of Arts and CraftsApprenticeships in San Francisco CA and Murano, ItalyInternational Glass Centre in Brierley Hill
Artist's Statement:
I traveled to Murano, Italy to study the techniques of present day glass masters as well as the history of glass blowing. Later I was privileged to study art with a master of painting, Professor Silvio Loffredo of The Florence Academy of Art. My European journey in glass art then took me to England to learn innovative British glass blowing techniques at the renowned International Glass Centre in Brierley Hill. Returning to the US in 1994, I designed and built my own glass studio in Portland, Oregon, where I am able to pursue my passion full-time. I strive to share my love of glass with my apprentices and students, and to create a variety of designs that bring beauty, color and joy to glass art lovers.
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