Rebecca Zhukov

"Working with molten glass allows me to fuel my passion for the organic form. By relinquishing control of the material, I am able to work in a style that approaches controlled chaos and truly shows the properties of molten glass."

Rebecca Zhukov's work focuses on organic forms. Her use of color adds a hint of surrealism. Much of her work is built up with multiple layers of glass, then deconstructed in the sandblaster to soften the texture. Working with asymmetrical glass reminds her that this medium has its own voice. She has learned to listen to the glass.

Rebecca Zhukov begins each piece using traditional glassblowing techniques. Her nests are sculpted from multiple trails of clear glass that are layered on one at a time. Because of the randomness of this process, no two sculptures are alike. After the glassblowing process is finished, the nest is ground down, sandblasted, and finally acid etched to give it a warm, frosted glow.

Rebecca Zhukov received a BFA with honors from Alfred University in 1990. She continued honing her skills at Pilchuck School of Glass, UrbanGlass, and Penland School of Crafts, where she studied with Curtiss Brock, Rob Levin, Richard Ritter, and Jan Mares. She worked as an assistant to Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush before starting her own studio in 1993. Her award-winning sculptures are shown across the US.

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Leta Geocluster Chandelier
Art Glass Chandelier

by Rebecca Zhukov
$ 7,800
$ 6,630
Abu Hanging Pendant Light
Art Glass Pendant Lamp

by Rebecca Zhukov
$ 480
$ 408
Amethyst Meteor Pod Wall Sconce
Art Glass Wall Sconce

by Rebecca Zhukov
$ 760
$ 646
Milky Way Pendant Light in Purple
Art Glass Pendant Lamp

by Rebecca Zhukov
$ 480
$ 408
Milky Way Pendant Light in Blue
Art Glass Pendant Lamp

by Rebecca Zhukov
$ 480
$ 408
Milky Way Pendant in Sandstone
Art Glass Pendant Lamp

by Rebecca Zhukov
$ 480
$ 408
Spun Glass Globe Pendant Light in Gold
Art Glass Pendant Lamp

by Rebecca Zhukov
$ 490
$ 416.50
Milky Way Pendant Light
Art Glass Pendant Lamp

by Rebecca Zhukov
$ 480
$ 408
Spun Glass Globe Pendant Light in Aqua
Art Glass Pendant Lamp

by Rebecca Zhukov
$ 490
$ 416.50
Ruby Bird Nest
Art Glass Sculpture

by Rebecca Zhukov
$ 610
$ 518.50
Olive Frosted Nest with Eggs
Art Glass Sculpture

by Rebecca Zhukov
$ 610
$ 518.50
Aqua Frosted Nest
Art Glass Sculpture

by Rebecca Zhukov
$ 610
$ 518.50
Collections
The White House, The White House, Washington, D.C., 1998
Smithsonian Museum Renwick Gallery, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1999