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Ian Whitt

"My sculptural glass work is created by pushing glass to its hottest state, and then cooling it in an instant, capturing its fluid movement forever to represent water in motion. My functional glass work creates a balance between color and decoration to achieve an implied motion through form and technique. In each piece, I make a representation of some form of movement. "

In his work, Ian Whitt focuses on creating implied motion that stems from the aqueous nature of working with hot glass. Each piece he makes is inspired by the inherent properties and characteristics of both hot glass and water.

Using traditional and modern glass techniques, Whitt creates his work through a series of planned steps to achieve the desired results. In both his sculptural and functional work, he creates implied motion by adding long bits of hot glass to each piece, thus giving his work a flowing, linear quality that makes it seem to be frozen in motion.

Ian first studied glassblowing for a year and a half in the awe-inspiring heat of the glass studios in New Orleans, LA. He then received a bachelor of fine arts in glass from the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Smithville, TN. He has worked for numerous glass artists and production glass studios all over the United States, including Niche Modern, Martha's Vineyard Glassworks, and CB Glassworks.

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Aqua Waterfall
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Ian Whitt
$ 2,400
Deep Aqua Waterfall
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Ian Whitt
$ 2,700
Sunset Fan Bowl
Art Glass Bowl
by Ian Whitt
$ 490
Aqua Barrel Wave
Art Glass Sculpture
by Ian Whitt
$ 1,650
Aqua Blue Waterfall
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Ian Whitt
$ 2,400
Aquinah Bowl I
Art Glass Bowl
by Ian Whitt
$ 690
Aquinah Bowl II
Art Glass Bowl
by Ian Whitt
$ 690
Celadon Fan Bowl
Art Glass Bowl
by Ian Whitt
$ 290 - $ 330
Opal Blue/Gray Fan Bowl
Art Glass Bowl
by Ian Whitt
$ 290 - $ 330
Long Ocean Wave
Art Glass Sculpture
by Ian Whitt
$ 1,350
White Fan Bowl
Art Glass Bowl
by Ian Whitt
$ 290 - $ 330
Black Fan Bowl
Art Glass Bowl
by Ian Whitt
$ 290
Lagoon Blue Waterfall
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Ian Whitt
$ 2,400
Deep Blue Waterfall
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Ian Whitt
$ 1,900
Ocean Wave
Art Glass Sculpture
by Ian Whitt
$ 1,350
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
IL Mare, Edgartown, MA, Old Sculpin Gallery, 2011
Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, 2010
Aqueous, Smithville, TN, Appalachian Center for Crafts Gallery, 2010
Contemporary Craft Gallery, West Tisbury, MA, Martha's Vineyard Glassworks, 2010-Present
Contemporary Craft Gallery, Coronado, CA, Art for Wildlife Galleries, 2012
Collections
Firesplash, Goldstrike Casino and Resort, Tunica, MS, 2009
Current, Barber Marinas, Mobile, AL, 2011
Summer Growth, Governors Awards for Excellence in the Arts, Jackson, MS, 2006
Dancing Bowls, Illuminations Dance Studio Awards, Hatteisburg, MS, 2005