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Smashed Glass Sculpture "Deacon Brownʻs Ledge" by Caleb Nichols

Smashed Glass Sculpture "Deacon Brownʻs Ledge" by Caleb Nichols


Regular price $4,390.00 Sale

American artist Nichols has defined his own technique after mastering glass blowing, casting, annealing and fusing. He explains, "I create glass forms using these established techniques. Then hit it with a hammer." This creates chunks of glass that become fog, foam, and waves. Caleb has discovered his own eloquent aesthetic. "The wilder and more colorful I make my sculptures, the more they invoke an inner calm. A funny kind of inverse effect."

Caleb Nichols started glassblowing at Tulane University and has been an independent glass artist for almost thirty years. Hence, trial and error have been his best mentors.
In his work, Caleb Nichols strives to transport the viewer to a different place of their
choosing by juxtaposing different elements found in nature, such as water, fire, stone, and ice.

To create his work, Nichols uses a combination of blowing and fusing. He blows vessel forms, hits them with a hammer, and then fuses the choice pieces together into a different form. He finds this process to be very therapeutic.