Strini Art Glass

Hand Blown Art Glass

Rick Strini creates blown glass bowls, vases, home decor, architectural elements, stemware, cups, plates and often combines them by fusing and slumping

I started taking all the glass to the local week end Art Sales and the glass began to outsell the pottery.  Soon  the pottery was gone  to make room for the more successful art glass.  With profits from Art Glass I bought my first home studio in Santa Cruz, calif.  where I stayed for 30 years.  At that time Santa Cruz was the hot bed of contemporary glass so I opened a couple of different showrooms.  

After the tragedy of 911, with the decline of the galleries across the US,  I decided to start custom lighting with art glass.  This proved to be a good move and continued to allow me to do more artistic work and less production.

I moved to Hawaii in the year 2000 and set up shop on the island.  The up and down economy and the following recession has changed our life style, but as artists we move forward.  I am now involved in the local Maui Crafts Guild, and I have a small showroom at my studio to bring clients to discuss their projects either large or small.  The Custom work has allowed me to experiment and work outside the box.  I now incorporate, fusing, slumping, and blowing, as well as LED lighting  to enhance all of my current and future projects.   2014.  Hawaii 

A.A. Degree, Art, San Jose City College 1968
B.A. Degree, Ceramics, San Jose State University 1970
M.A. Degree, Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley 1971
Vice-President, Association of San Francisco Potters 1971
Juror, 25th Annual San Francisco Art Festival 1971

 

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hand blown artistic art glass