glass blowing san diego

Glass Pendant Lamp Shades Commission Gone Right

Commissioned hand made lamp shades offer a unique alternative to the manufacted ones typically available in stores. I enjoy working with clients to bring their specific vision into reality.  This is a partner process in which color, shape, and the general “look” are considered. The goal is to produce a custom expression of the client’s …

Kevin Baker Art Glass At Lori L Fine Art Gallery

In mid-August I was approached by Lori L. Wylie-Richardson, a dynamic and world renowned artist known for her “illusion filled three dimensional work on metal,” about the opportunity to show glass pieces at her new gallery in San Diego. The Lori L. Fine Art Gallery is in a beautiful collection of retail establishments (including the Cheesecake Factory) at the …

What is Art?

What is art? This is a small question with big implications and the debate has raged since the word was invented! Artists, critics, scholars and virtually everyone else seems to have an opinion, and every opinion comes with an agenda. The agenda is usually to promote one’s own interests and/or belittle those of others. This …

What’s that mark on the bottom of a handmade glass vase?

The round(ish) mark on the bottom of a hand worked glass piece is left by the punty. The process goes like this: 1. Gather and blow First gather glass on the end of a pipe.  Then blow the glass and shape as desired. At this point the top of the finished vase is connected to …