Dale Chihuly studied interior design at the University of Washington, where he became interested in glass and later studied glass at the University of Wisconsin. It was the Rhode Island School of Design where he established and taught his glass program, that after ten years led him to Italy and the Venini Glass Factory in Venice. His art continues to be seen and loved in over 200 museums all over the world.
The Noosphere Sculpture by Yves Jeanson
EMILE GALLÉ (1846-1904) PRAYING MANTIS VASE, CIRCA 1880 enamelled glass decorated with a praying mantis amidst flowers and foliage, made in two parts, the vase fitting into the shaped base
Cathy Strokowsky 'Blood Thistle' - blown glass, glass, artificial tendons fabric, thorns.
Dale Chihuly, A prodigiously prolific artist whose work balances content with an investigation of the material’s properties of translucency and transparency, Chihuly began working with glass at a time when reverence for the medium and for technique was paramount. A student of interior design and architecture in the early 1960s, by 1965 he had become captivated by the process of glassblowing.
Dale Chichuly at work
*Dionysio Miseroni, silver-gold mounts by Hanns Reinhardt Taravell – Vase in rock crystal, Prague, 1651-1653
It is one of the largest Chihuly towers in the world, occupying the three-story atrium in the Museum’s main lobby. The Tower is 55 ft. tall, 7' 6" in diameter, and is mounted on a black granite reflecting pool. It is comprised of 2,100 individually blown glass parts,