Glass


"Aspen Designs
in Glass"

Kathi Dougherty Kathi is an artist and instructor working from her fused glass studio in the Rocky Mountain Foothills of Fort Collins, CO. Loving glass, she creates both decorative and functional art. When she’s not working on her own creations, Kathi teaches classes to both children and adults. She draws her inspiration from everything around her – nature, people and travels. Kathi’s aspen trees designs resonate with so many Colorado lovers.

"Aspen Wine Glasses"


Andrée Ferguson Andrée's career as an artist has evolved over time from studio and plein air painting on canvas, to painting on glassware.  While she still enjoys creating beautiful paintings that evoke a sense of nostalgia, she finds it immensely gratifying turning an every- day item, such as a wineglass, into a useful piece of art.  Working from her studio in Parker, she draws inspiration for her glassware from the colorful Colorado landscape. Andrée is a member of the Parker Artists Guild (PAG), and chairperson for the PAG children's art programs Lessons & Lemonade and Teen Art Studio.

"Tree of Enchantment"

Stephen Kitras  Stephen Kitras began working as a glass blower in 1988.  For five years he worked alone handling all of the production and administrative tasks. He and his wife, Elke, were shipping the product from their dining room table. In 1994 Kitras Art Glass was formed and Stephen and Elke became founding partners of the corporation. In 2006 Stephen and Elke's oldest daughter, Sophie, joined the company and is now the sales and marketing manager. It is the vision of Kitras Art Glass to be recognized as an excellent glass blowing studio that produces innovative, beautiful and decorative glass objects.  We believe that beautiful things enhance the enjoyment of everyday life. When surrounded by beauty the spirit is uplifted.

"Fused Painted Glass"

Kevin O'Brien Originally from the Chicago area, Kevin followed his dream of being an artist and moved west to Colorado and Wyoming after graduating from North Central College with an art education degree.

Kevin strives to portray the emotional power of nature in his paintings from perspectives that are often overlooked. In addition to his paintings, he also hand paints stemware into beautiful aspen trees. The four-season glasses are dishwasher safe, unique, and made in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

"Wildflower"

 

Jerry Patterson  Creating from his own studio in Estes Park, CO, Jerry blows contemporary glass using traditional tools combined with both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Much of his artwork is performed solo in the tradition of the forefathers of the early American small studio movement, which began in the early 70’s. On any given day, one can watch Jerry create his one-of-a kind blown glass pieces at his downtown glass gallery in Estes Park.

"Vortex Marble"

Scott Pernicka (Internal Fire)    A handcrafted Pernicka Sphere is a visual escape in the palm of your hand. The optical illusion created with high-quality glass and master craftsmanship will lead your eye through the beautiful vortex, allowing your imagination to transcend time and space. Using science, artistic vision and a meticulous attention to detail, award-winning artist Scott Pernicka handcrafts each piece with Borosilicate (hard) glass for its clarity. Shaping the glass at temperatures upwards of 3000 degrees, Scott includes 99.99% pure gold, silver, crystallized metals or metal oxides for color. Exquisite and complex, each unique Pernicka Sphere represents the passion of fine craftsmanship that will last for generations to come.

"Ditzy Drape Vase"

 

Michelle Young  Several years ago Michelle discovered a love of glass and the passion she felt when creating new works of art. From the moment she created the first glass piece, Michelle was in love with the process and the creativity it brought her. From masterful wall art, to functional pieces to intricate ornaments, Michelle’s varied style and breadth of art creations appeals to everyone.

 

 

 

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