If you haven't already heard of the superbly talented glassblower Joe Cariati, let me introduce you to some of his work! For more pieces and information about Joe, see below and be sure to check out the video.
Joe Cariati produces these amazing pieces using the Venetian off-hand glassblowing method; a technique where a bit of fused glass is accumulated at the end of a blowpipe and through the manipulation of blowing, special tools and molds, the molten glass is transformed into the desired shape.
Joe began glass blowing in 1992 while at San Francisco State University. He continued to hone his craft while studying throughout the US and abroad and has received numerous awards for his work. In 2003 he moved to Los Angeles to launch Joe Cariati Glass. The pieces that he produces are simplistic and well balanced with lines that flow effortlessly from base to finial. I think he puts his style into words best: "I'm not a "fussy" glass blower, I cannot stand spending time on the surface decoration or frilly techniques...My approach is to craft the glass quickly and efficiently; clean, pure, simple and beautiful". Check out the below video of Joe.
The photos shown on this post were taken by Phillip John Cybulski and Sean P. Costello.