Each Penrose Studio design uniquely captures the inherent beauty of Ricky Bernstein's hand-blown glass beads. Each bead is hand-crafted in the 2000 year old tradition of hot glassblowing.
By creatively adding color accents of Czech glass, sparkling Swarovski crystals, freshwater cultured pearls and gold vermeil, the result is a long-lasting, well-designed piece of jewelry with unsurpassed color, clarity and collectability.
Bernstein learned to blow hot glass nearly forty years ago at the Pilchuck School in WA state, and achieved further design training with a BA in Art from the Univ. of MA, a Masters in Fine Art from the Tyler School of Art in Phil. and has taught glass workshops throughout the US.
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- Exhibitions & Awards
ACC B'More Winter market, MD, Baltimore, 2011, 2010
ACC St. Paul, MN, St. Paul, 2011,2010, 2009
Kitchen Dreams, Sandwich, MA, Sandwich Glass Museum, 2011
Kitchen Dreams , Ebeltoft, Denmark, Ebeltoft Glass Museum, 2009
Kitchen Dreams & Other Stories, SCoral Gables, FL, Lowe Art Museum, Univ. of Miami, 2010
Museum of Art and Design, NY, New York, NY, 1995
Ebeltoft Museum of Glass, Ebeltoft, Denmark, 2009
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, DC, 2000
DeYoung Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA, 1995
St Petersburg Museum of Fine Art, St Petersburg, FL, 2000