Ocean Waves Glass Sculptures

Ocean Waves Glass Sculptures 2These beautiful glass sculptures depicting ocean waves were made by Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker, a husband and wife team, known internationally for their glass and ceramic art. Paul and Marsha have a studio in Live Oak, CA. where they create both individually and collaboratively. They work mainly with hot glass and create pieces from both blown glass, which ends as a hollow piece, or solid works, which are large pieces of glass manipulated while molten.Ocean Waves Glass Sculptures 1Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker both worked at the acclaimed Pilchuck Glass School where they met and married a couple years later, opening their studio in 2001. Marsha Blaker-DeSomma received her Masters Degree in both ceramics and glass and attended Pilchuck Glass School as a scholarship student and as a staff member. Paul DeSomma, on the other hand, is a glass artist who specializes in figurative work. Paul first blew glass in New York City in 1983, and spent the next 15 years working and studying in studios in Seattle, Washington and Murano, Italy.paul-marsha-glass-8The decision to collaborate, as opposed to working side by side in the same studio, came in part because of a serious car accident in which Blaker was involved. She calls it a “lifestyle change.”paul-marsha-glass-10“Somehow, the accident made us realize that now is the time to do the work that we’re both really feeling needs to be done,” she says. “Why wait for a better time? There’s no better time than now. Often, things that appear tragic can be a real positive influence, ultimately. That’s what we’ve found in this case, is that we were able to see the bigger picture.”glass-8

12 thoughts on “Ocean Waves Glass Sculptures

  1. Reblogged this on TheKingsKidChronicles and commented:
    I have always been fascinated by hand-blown glass, and glass art. This is amazing and tantalizes my senses. I want to go to the ocean and watch the waves roll in. I become mesmerized by the constant push and pull of the tides, knowing that my wonderful, Creator God is in complete control of all of the elements, and He created beauty for us, humanity, the height of His creation. What an awesome God we serve. And he gives people the ability to capture that beauty in ways that we can appreciate in small places.

  2. Tantalizing sculpture that makes me want to head to the beach right now. It inspires me to paint (which I’m TERRIBLE at), write a poem, create a story scene. I want to sit transfixed on the undulation of ocean waves and thank my Wonderful Creator God for creating such beauty in the wild, and giving artists the ability to transform it into something tangible.

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