- ABOUT GLASS EYE STUDIO
ABOUT GLASS EYE STUDIO
Glass Eye Studio Retail Dealer for Glass Eye Studio in Seattle, We are not Glass Eye Studio we are Crystal River Gems and for almost 20 years and over 15,000 GES products sold. Browse in the departments that we update twice a year. Many new items are added every 6 months so please Bookmark and check back. Updates are in Jan and July.
Paperweights are heavy and often decorative objects, designed to hold sheets of paper on a surface to prevent wind from blowing the paper away. Before the advent of air conditioning, offices had to keep their windows open in the summertime and use fans to cool off buildings. Thus, paperweights were necessary to keep papers on desks. Nowadays, paperweights are mostly used as decorations.
For the creation of one of the planets in the Celestial Series clear glass is brought to a temperature of 2,200 F inside a fiery furnace. The artist uses a five foot long steel pole to gather the molten glass that will be formed into one of the planets. The inside of the planet as we see it is created by rolling this molten glass in many different trays of colored glass powder. The colors having been added, the artist then hand crafts the shape of the colored molten glass using hand tools. Next the artist adds 22 karat gold leaf and pieces of dichroic glass to the surface to produce an extraordinary interchange of color and light in each planet. The planet itself having been created, it is then surrounded by clear molten glass and shaped into it's final rounded form using a hand-held metal block. Then all that remains is to cut and polish a window into this world, that you may observe it for all time to come. Each piece of art is signed and dated.
Some history about Glass Eye Studio: For more than 30 years, Glass Eye Studio has designed and created exquisite handmade glass. Through vibrant paperweights, innovative ornaments, functional bowls and vases, our family of glass artisans strives to pass to our customers the same marvel and appreciation that we have for blown glass. The process, from start to finish, creates the true beauty and mystery of glass. Applying immense heat to a mixture of mostly sand, glass evolves. Each individual piece begins by gathering a precise amount of glass on the end of a blowpipe or rod. To reach the desired look, our blowing team uses a wide array of color and materials. Many of Glass Eye Studio's designs require days of preparation before a single piece is even made. Manipulating the look of the glass, the blower shapes the molten mass with light but precise touches of manual tools. After a quick fire-polish, the product is slowly brought to room temperature over a period of days. Finally. and annealed solid piece is finished using diamond wheel grinders and polishing stones. This gorgeous Glass Eye Art Glass Vase is made by hand The artisans at Glass Eye studios create each blown glass vase by hand. Use with your favorite flowers or display as art in your home. Each piece, all handmade, receive individual attention as it is carefully crafted into it's final form. The process itself is almost as amazing as the final product. The ornaments will arrive to you in First quality condition new in a Gift box. Because each piece is handmade the color or size may vary and bubbles may appear in the glass. This is not a flaw but your assurance that each piece is handmade.
Glass Eye Studio pieces are hand made by skilled artisans at the Seattle studio. Glass colors are from Germany, New Zealand and some from China. The colors are manipulated in the Seattle studio to produce cane, murrini and stringers. These cane and murrini pieces are used to create wonderful and beautiful handmade glass paperweights, votive lights and ornaments.Glass Eye Studio creates some of America's finest art glass,including ash from Mount St. Helens in some of their pieces.
A large variety of shapes, colors and styles gives everyone something
to choose from. They even make great gifts! Glass Eye Studio company has been in business since about 1978.
How was Glass Eye Studio founded?
Robert Adamson has pursued a love of handblown glass, turning his vision of glassmaking into a highly successful studio and training ground for young glass artists in the Pacific Northwest. Founding the nationally known art glass company, Glass Eye Studio in 1978, he sold the company in 1989. He continued to direct Glass Eye Studio design of over 120 products annually until 2000.