Labrie Glass Studio / Paul Labrie
Paul Labrie honed his eye for capturing nature while studying oceanography at Humboldt State University in the mid-1970s. He turned to lampworking full-time in 1981 and established Labrie Glass at the age of 24. Within the first three years of full-time work, Paul's realistic aquatic and animal-life designs began to appear at prominent galleries and art shows throughout the west and midwest. As his glass business embarks on its 33rd year, he continues his commitment to creating glass artwork of the highest caliber.
Labrie creates his art through lampworking, a technique in which rods of colored glass are melted and shaped using a small flame. He is also a skilled glassblower.
Although primarily self-taught, Labrie has also taken numerous courses in glass at a variety of academic institutions, including San Jose State University and Red Deer College in Alberta, Canada.
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