gorgeous handblown glass by caleb siemon

posted by the scholar on August 6th, 2007
filed under: art, glass, home accessories

california artist caleb siemon first discovered an intense interest in glass blowing at a summer art camp when he was a boy. he decided to pursue his passion and enrolled at the prestigious rhode island school of design. there, he was provided numerous opportunities to study glass blowing around the world — from new zealand to scotland to japan.

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after graduating with a bfa, caleb went to venice and apprenticed for master glass sculptor pino signoretto. it was there that he learned the traditional italian ways to craft glass, and developed a strong appreciation for the methodology. he returned to california after several years abroad and opened his own studio, where he frequently invites old world artisans to visit and share their techniques with future artists.

certainly, this combination of contemporary design and centuries old methods is what compels people all over the world to become fans and collectors.

more about caleb and his collections here.

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3 Responses to “gorgeous handblown glass by caleb siemon”

  1. technabob Says:

    whoa. that is really, really cool glass.

  2. Michelle Says:

    How stunning, they remind me of those jars you make with colored sand all pilled up on top of itself, so beautiful.

  3. the scholar Says:

    hi bob and michelle,

    thanks for your comments! glad to hear that you both think these pieces are beautiful too. that is such a good call about the colored sand — just another childhood art project memory that i had completely forgotten!

    when i look at these photos i wonder how substantial the vases are. i imagine picking one up and being surprised by how hefty it probably is!

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