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James Wilbat

James Wilbat Glass Studio Gallery

"Please check out my hand blown glass pieces and contact me for custom work as well."

Using hand blown hot glass, I create my uniquely textured, whimsical and vibrant glass designs. After over forty years of working with glass, I still look forward to every day in front of the blazing hot furnace. Glass fascinates me; there is no end to what new techniques, new discoveries, and new sources of inspiration I find every time I pick up a blowpipe. My work in glass draws on my...

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... earlier experimentation with different media. I started out as a ceramicist, and I often handle the glass as though I am still working with clay, using folded, wet newspaper. My dimensional approach to working with glass has shaped my distinctive style, and continues to inspire new creations.

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Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL, 2nd Place Glass, 2020

Boston Mills Art Festival, Cleveland, OH, 2018

Third Ward Art Festival, Milwaukee, WI, Best of Glass, 2017

Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI, Best of Glass Award, 2017

Art by the Falls – Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH, 2017

Third Ward Art Festival, Milwaukee, WI, Best of Glass, 2016

Prairie Village Art Show, Prairie Village, KS, Best of Show, 2016

Art Birmingham, Birmingham, MI, First Place, 2016

Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival, Hinsdale, IL, 2016

Boston Mills Art Festival, Cleveland, OH, 2015

Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park, IL, 2014

Milwaukee Lakefront Festival of Art, 2014

Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, West Bloomfield, MI, 2014

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Show, Best 3-D, 2014

Boston Mills Art Festival, Cleveland, Best Glass, 2014

Covington Art Fair, Fort Wayne, IN, Award of Excellence, 2021

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Queen of Hearts Glass Sculpture

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The Dancer Sculpture

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Platter in Blues and Yellows

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Disc Bowl Green & Pink

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Disc Bowl Pink & Purple

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Cane Paperweight Large Rainbow

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Cane Paperweight Rainbow

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Glass Dreidel