Chris Pantos

Torchworks Glass Studio

" I enjoy new materials and "cutting new paths." My work is the product of many years of research in both traditional and contemporary lampworking techniques."

In glass artist Chris Pantos' work, the color and texture emerge naturally, infusing each piece with character. The love of color, form,organic shapes, and the use of gold and silver, gives the glass an added dimension.

Using a process called lampworking, Chris manipulates each piece of glass in the flame. He begins each item with tubing and rods of clear and colored glass. The final piece is then annealed in a kiln.

Chris Pantos, an Australian-born glass artist, has traveled extensively throughout the country, exhibiting, demonstrating, teaching, and selling his hand-blown art glass, which includes sculptures, vessels, perfume bottles, goblets, and pendants.