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David Leppla

"After many years of working in glass my interest in a sense of frozen motion or time continues to run as a theme through most of the series that I have created. "

Inspired by the ability of glass to seemingly freeze time, David Leppla creates pieces that explore these possibilities. In his Undersea Series, Leppla explores the flowing and ebbing motion of undersea life. Vivid colors and brilliant flashes of light play with the buoyant sense of weightlessness and beauty in the world under the waves. Tropical fish seemingly swim through the glass, caught in a moment between worlds

In his Safari Series, Leppla creates a unique variation of the classic Italian encalmo technique, in which the artist joins two very distinctly different patterns and surfaces together. A very dense bold top gives way to a softened base of ambers and golds that plays joyfully with the light coming through. Leppla has been blowing glass for over 25 years and incorporates multiple traditional glass techniques into the creation of each piece.

The artist received his BS in Visual Art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his MFA in Glass from Kent State University. Professional awards include a Fulbright Award to Sweden, a Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship, and two New Jersey Council for the Arts Awards (including the distinguished artist award). Museum Collections of his work inculde the Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian), New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum of American Glass, and the Musee Des Artes Decoratif (Lausanne).

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Leaf Bottle 6
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Bamboo Vase 2
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Bamboo Vase 3
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Amber Vase 1
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Leaf Vase 6
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Sea Variation Vessel 3
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Floral Vase 2
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Leaf Vase 7
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Sea Variation Vessel 5
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Amber Vase 4
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Bamboo Vase 1
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Amber Vase 3
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Red Floral Vase 2
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Sea Variation Vessel 4
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Dahlia Urn 4
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Leaf Vase 2
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Leaf Vase 8
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Red Floral Vase 1
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Dahlia Urn 2
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Leaf Bottle 1
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Dahlia Urn 1
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Amber Vase 5
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Red Tabletop Seed Pods
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Red/Yellow Wall Seed Pod
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Purple Wall Seed Pod
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Koi Bowl
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Cream Bowl
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Green Safari Series
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Blue Vase with Parrot Fish
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Teal Vase with Clownfish
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Red Sea Fan Vase
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