About this Artist
"I am inspired by the possibilities of glass, the most magical of materials. I try to bring together techniques from different crafts to create a unique style of glass. As a designer-craftsman, it is the fine details I enjoy, and I hope you will, too."
Mark Ditzler is a Seattle glass artist who uses "surface design elements" in his work. These may be canes or murrini custom made in his hot shop, or small twists or threads of colored glass from his flame working torch. Screen-printing, iridizing, gold and silver foils, and dichroic glass are all used for accents. These techniques are carefully fused in the Ditzler Glass Studio to produce glass of heirloom quality.
Ditzler uses a wide range of kiln-forming techniques to create glass wall panels, sinks, counter tops, and lighting. Working with homeowners, architects and designers, he creates glass commissions for private, corporate and public projects. As a designer and artist, he enjoys the process of taking a client's idea from concept to timely completion.
The artist has degrees in Fine Art and Industrial Design. Originally a clay artist, he studied glassblowing and neon before discovering kiln formed glass. Ditzler has instructed for more than 20 years at Pratt Fine Art Center, Frye Art Museum, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Corning Museum of Glass, and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey.
It takes time to make great artwork. Most of the pieces we offer are created one at a time by the artist, and shipped directly to you from the artist’s studio.
Holiday Shipping Guidelines
To make sure your gift arrives by 12/25, please select the shipping method that corresponds to the shipping date listed for your item.
|Items that ship by December 23rd:||Next Day Air|
|Items that ship by December 21st:||Second Day Air|
|Items that ship by December 15th:||Ground|
Not all artists can ship for Next Day delivery. Some furniture and larger art items must ship via freight. Timing of freight shipping cannot be guaranteed. Items shipping from Canada cannot be guaranteed.
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