When artist jack storms wanted to build kaleidoscopic glass sculptures, people told him that it’s impossible. But like many other talented artists he didn’t agree with this notion and decided to press on. His vision turned him to one of the most innovative artist in the world today. He started dealing and creating with this rare physically intense art form and climbed to the top of the glass sculpting world. Jack uses lead crystal and dichroic glass to create one of a kind glass sculptures that you will never forget.
The unique sculptures you see below takes 18 weeks to produce because of a hard and rare cold-glass process that is used. This whole thing makes Storms just one of three glass craftsmen in the United States that work with this unique art form.
The thing that sets the work of Storm apart in my opinion is the fact he takes inspiration from everyday stuff like a baseball bat or wine glasses, this brings life to usually boring items we use every day ” Many people see old worked glass as being very technical and distant from the human experience. I try to overcome that and seek to make a bridge from myself to the work. I strive to bring a sense of organic nature to all of my pieces.”
Scroll down to the end of the post to see a cool video. More info: jackstorms.com
Jack Storms creates these amazing glass sculptures that takes 18 weeks to complete just one piece
Storm likes to draw inspiration from everyday items like baseball bats or wine glasses
Jack is considered only one of three artist in the USA that works with this rare art form
The result is a sculpture that looks like it’s shooting rainbows from the inside
Jack Storms has a BA in art from the Plymouth State University
One of his first accomplishments was to invent and design a cold-working lathe that gives him the option to create curves and shapes in the glass like he would do with wood
So many colors it seems like an unearthly material
Wine glasses and bottles and baseball bats are inspiration to this work
Give me a drink in one of these glasses
Or from that champagne…
Here is the artist looking at one of his creations
Take a look at this stunning video: