Chris Richards - Hot Island Glass - Stunning Large Jellyfish (30cm)

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Chris Richards - Hot Island Glass - Stunning Large Jellyfish (30cm)
U.S. - 2010 - Glass

A stunning art glass Jellyfish sculpture from Hot Island Glass in Maui. Original owner since acquistion.

This is true art and weighs over 7 kilos - so clearly not an insubstantial piece.

A pink jellyfish with numerous tentacles dangling from the crown.

Executed by Chris Richards in 2010 and signed on the base.

Standing 30cm tall and 13cm in diameter.

Hot Island Glass is a creative partnership between Chris Richards and Chris Lowry, two of the leading glassblowers in Hawaii. Both artists have been involved in the studio/gallery since Bill and Sally Worcester founded it in 1992 as Maui’s first hot glass facility. In 2000, Chris and Chris became the owners and principal artists of Hot Island Glass, and on most days, visitors will find them there creating stunning, one-of-a-kind works of art.

Located in Makawao, a historic and quaint rodeo town in Maui’s beautiful Upcountry, Hot Island Glass has become a favorite destination of Hawaii’s art-loving visitors. Customers return year after year to peruse the gallery and watch the artists fashion high-quality vessels and unique sculptural pieces, many of which reflect the rich colors and forms of the Hawaiian Islands.

Chris and Chris have successfully shown their works, individually and as a team, in several notable exhibitions throughout Hawaii. Most recently, their work was included in Fire to Form, an invitational exhibit of contemporary glass by artists either working in Hawaii or with ties to Hawaii mounted jointly by the Contemporary Museum on Oahu and the Hui No‘eau Art Center on Maui.

Originally from the Seattle area, Chris Richards is one of Maui’s foremost glassblowers. His work can be found in fine art galleries and private collections all over the world.

Coming from a glassblowing family, Chris Richards made his first piece of glass at the age of eight. His professional career began in 1992 under the tutelage of his aunt and uncle, Sally and Bill Worcester of Kula, Maui. He went on to apprentice in the studios of several well-known Seattle artists in the mid- '90's, before returning to Maui to buy the Worcester's Makawao studio and gallery, Hot Island Glass, in 2000 with his friend and business partner Chris Lowry.

One of the most prolific glassblowers on Maui, Chris works in his studio five days a week, year-round. His ethereal, lifelike jellyfish sculptures are a favorite of visitors to the studio, as well as his life-sized pinapples and many-hued vases, bowls, and platters. As his vision has evolved over the years, he has consistently adhered to high standards of quality and design. "The integrity of the piece is very important to me", he states. "If it’s not quite right, I do it again. Glass endures; it's worth the trouble."

When he's not in the studio, Chris loves to play PUBG, dig holes, spend time partying with his wife and five children, and working on their land where he grows tropical fruits and non-organic vegetables and making useful things out of junk.

Lot details
Object
Stunning Large Jellyfish (30cm)
Material
Glass
Designer/ Artist
Chris Richards
Manufacturer/ Brand
Hot Island Glass
Style
Contemporary
Estimated Period
2010
Country of Origin
U.S.
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Dimensions
30×13×13 cm
Weight
7275 g
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