Vero Beach Art Club Artists Gallery


Artist: William Blazak
Phone:610-850-2259
Emailwfbglass@aol.com
Website: http://glassartsstudio.etsy.com

About the Artist:

GlassArts Studio: Childhood Origins

After receiving my PhD in genetics in 1979, I was employed in the pharmaceutical industry working in new drug discovery and development until I retired in 2009. Around 1985, my father-in-law taught me the basics of the copper foil technique for stained glass. I was hooked!

The origin of GlassArts Studio can be traced back to my childhood where I attended a Catholic school through grade 8. I spent many, many hours admiring the stained glass windows and colorful mosaics in that church. I believe that experience has led to a life-long admiration of all things glass.

Upon retiring in 2009, I started GlassArts Studio to provide a means of marketing my glass creations. Prior to that I made numerous glass pieces for friends, family, and our own home. These included stained glass lamps, backsplashes, glass mosaics for outside and inside installations, and many panels...some as large as 3' by 6'.

I love the reflective qualities of glass and include colored mirror glass in many of my creations. I also like to include lots of texture in my pieces for added interest. I will put whatever objects into a piece that I see add to the composition and feel of the piece. My subjects can be almost anything, but I am especially drawn to nature, the beach, ocean, and water because of its motion and reflectivity. Again, I am sure that goes back to my childhood as well, growing up near the ocean in Massachusetts and regularly visiting the beach and fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.

It is very gratifying to sell my work because I know it will bring some everlasting beauty and joy to the purchaser. Why else would they buy it? The feeling is very similar to have contributed to the development of a new drug that helps many, many sick people. If you have read this far, I commend you for your patience! Thanks for visiting, and please continue to support the arts in any way you can.

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Big Wave
Big Wave
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Big Wave Three
Big Wave Three
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BlueGreenGold
BlueGreenGold
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Emperor Penguin Family
Emperor Penguin Family
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Fashionista Heifer With Attitude
Fashionista Heifer With Attitude
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Florence Flamingo
Florence Flamingo
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Footprints
Footprints
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Footprints Two
Footprints Two
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Great Blue
Great Blue
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Irene Ibis
Irene Ibis
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Kirk Kingfisher
Kirk Kingfisher
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Rosie Spoonbill
Rosie Spoonbill
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Sophie Skimmer
Sophie Skimmer
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Starry Night Lights
Starry Night Lights
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Tide Pool Two
Tide Pool Two
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