Thomas Kelly

Vitrix Hot Glass Studio

"Glass always challenges you. I'm obsessive about bringing craft and design together to give each piece its own character. "

When Thomas Kelly went to work for Bob Rockwell—the world's leading collector of Carder-Steuben glass—he had no idea that glass would end up playing such a major role in his life. Under Rockwell's guidance, he had to opportunity to handle and examine the work of noteworthy glass designer Frederick Carder.

Several years later, he began to work in the glass studios of Alex Brand and Thomas Buechner, where he had the opportunity to learn from two distinctly different artists. This experience helped Kelly develop his technical ability and aesthetic sensitivity while finding his own voice in glass. Today, Kelly continues to hone his skills as the owner of Vitrix Hot Glass Studio, a contemporary glass studio in the historic Market Street district of Corning, New York.

Kelly's work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in galleries throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan. His work is displayed in a number of museums, including the Corning Museum of Glass, the High Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Museum für Kunst and Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany.

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Heechee Probe on Clear Spine
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 420 - $ 1,360
Heechee Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Thomas Kelly
$ 384
Floppy Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Thomas Kelly
$ 104 - $ 260
Scalloped Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Thomas Kelly
$ 104
Straight Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 210
Solar Geode
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 690
Black Confetti Heechee Probe
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 420 - $ 1,360
Snow Blossom
Art Glass Ornament

by Thomas Kelly
$ 34
Mr. Frosty Man
Art Glass Ornament

by Thomas Kelly
$ 42
Scalloped Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Thomas Kelly
$ 104 - $ 260
Half Twist Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 210
Violet Pyroplasm
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 1,330
Tapered Twist Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 210
Aqua Pyroplasm
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 1,330
Atlantis Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Thomas Kelly
$ 620
Full Twist Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 210
Cloak Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 210
Single Swirl Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 210
Scale Flamenco Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 210
Double Swirl Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 210
Yellow and Ruby Pyroplasm
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 1,330
Rainbow Heechee Probe with Black Spine
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 420 - $ 1,360
Neptune Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Thomas Kelly
$ 620
Solar Wall Geode
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 770
Seedpod Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Thomas Kelly
$ 530