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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Seedpod Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Thomas Kelly
$ 510
Pyroplasm
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 1,300
Pyroplasm in White
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 550 - $ 1,300
Straight Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 200
Black Confetti Heechee Probe
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 400 - $ 1,360
Blue and Yellow Mix Heechee Probe
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 400 - $ 1,360
Pyroplasm: Aqua
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 1,300
Color Fade Heechee Probes
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 400 - $ 1,360
Scalloped Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Thomas Kelly
$ 104 - $ 240
Single Swirl Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 200
Blue and Green Mix Heechee Probe
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 400 - $ 1,360
Pyroplasm: Yellow & Ruby
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 1,300
Tapered Twist Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 200
Purple and Blue Mix Heechee Probe
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 400 - $ 1,360
Heechee Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Thomas Kelly
$ 364
Full Twist Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 200
Green and Blue Mix Heechee Probe
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 400 - $ 1,360
Half Twist Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 200
Atlantis Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Thomas Kelly
$ 590
Flamenco Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 210
Scalloped Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Thomas Kelly
$ 104
Clear Blue Tones Heechee Probe
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 400 - $ 1,360
Celestial Geode - Green
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 610
Rainbow Heechee Probe with Black Spine
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 400 - $ 1,360
Tapered Twist Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 200
Double Swirl Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 200
Solar Geode
Art Glass Sculpture

by Thomas Kelly
$ 670
Flamenco Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 200
Neptune Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Thomas Kelly
$ 590
Tapered Twist Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Thomas Kelly
$ 210