The Glass Forge

"Movement, heat, light, teamwork, and the physicality of the process have attracted us and kept us interested in this molten material."

Following months of intensive discussion, planning, building, and preparation, The Glass Forge Studio first lit its furnaces on Memorial Day of 1998. The studio became a reality through the vision of several artists who met while working for various San Francisco Bay Area glass studios. Currently, this collaborative team consists of artists Lee Wassink, Nathan Sheafor, and Dennis Hoerauf, all of whom bring unique skills and vision to The Glass Forge.

Specializing in Venetian-style art glass, The Glass Forge team begins each piece by gathering clear, molten glass from the furnace on a long, hollow rod. Next, they apply various decorations and colors to this clear glass. Then, the glass is blown like a balloon to achieve the desired shape, and finally, the top and bottom of the piece are finished.

Each of the collaborative artists at The Glass Forge studied in college hot shops and honed their skills in professional glass studios and workshops.

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Aqua Swirled Vase
Art Glass Vase

by The Glass Forge
$ 498
$ 298.80
Green Trailed Paperweight
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 110
$ 66
A Self Portrait in Graal
Art Glass Vase

by The Glass Forge
$ 3,600
$ 2,160
SOLD
ET Laura Vase by The Glass Forge (Art Glass Vase)
ET Laura Vase
Art Glass Vase

by The Glass Forge
Sold Out
Blue Sunrise
Art Glass Vase

by The Glass Forge
$ 130
$ 91
Face Off Graal Vase
Art Glass Vase

by The Glass Forge
$ 1,600
$ 960
Ruby Optic Plate
Art Glass Platter

by The Glass Forge
$ 250
$ 150
Amber Twist Egg
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 110
$ 77
Dragon Tail Flame Weight
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 110
$ 66
Small Ruby Platter
Art Glass Platter

by The Glass Forge
$ 170
$ 102
SOLD
Cauldron Red Clam by The Glass Forge (Art Glass Bowl)
Cauldron Red Clam
Art Glass Bowl

by The Glass Forge
Sold Out
Glass Tartan Vase
Art Glass Vase

by The Glass Forge
$ 348
$ 208.80
SOLD
Rainbow Frit Clam by The Glass Forge (Art Glass Bowl)
Rainbow Frit Clam
Art Glass Bowl

by The Glass Forge
Sold Out
Swirled Dorae Vase
Art Glass Vase

by The Glass Forge
$ 300
$ 180
SOLD
Midwestern Summer Vase by The Glass Forge (Art Glass Vase)
Floating Aqua Swirl
Art Glass Sculpture

by The Glass Forge
$ 650
$ 390
Classic Sandstorm
Art Glass Vase

by The Glass Forge
$ 130
$ 91
Trailed Mug
Art Glass Mug

by The Glass Forge
$ 110
$ 77
Sea Green Mug
Art Glass Mug

by The Glass Forge
$ 110
$ 66
Undersea Green Twist
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 130
$ 91
Overlay Button Vase
Art Glass Vase

by The Glass Forge
$ 900
$ 540
Tan Jetson Vase
Glass Vases & Vessels

by The Glass Forge
$ 1,600
$ 800
Aqua Sea Urchin
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 110
Aqua Three Twist Flower
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 110
Glowing Urchin
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 110
Topaz Urchin
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 110
Tiger Urchin
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 110
Earthtone Urchin
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 110
Salmon Purple Dragon
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 70
North Shore Undersea Weight
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 110 - $ 140
Undersea Morocco
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 110 - $ 140
ET Ruby Shattered Weight
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 54 - $ 90
Salmon Lavender Flame
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 70
Crystal Cave
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 70
Triple Threat Paperweight
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 54 - $ 90
Purple, Blue & Green Paperweight
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 54 - $ 90
Blue and Aventurine Paperweight
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 54 - $ 90
Blue and Purple Paperweight
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 54 - $ 90
Topaz and Aventurine Paperweight
Art Glass Paperweight

by The Glass Forge
$ 54 - $ 90