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Wes Hunting

"Working in glass allows me to orchestrate a symphony of light and color. "

Wes Hunting has been working with glass for over thirty years. He is known for his incredible skill with cane and murrini as well as remarkably intricate, abstract patterns drawn on hot glass.

The vibrant colors and patterns are "drawn" onto the glass surface at temperatures exceeding 2000 degrees. Hunting combines various Italian techniques, such as millefiore and zanfirico, with decorative techniques that he has personally developed and refined. While the forms of his work have changed over the years, they have always remained simple, with the intention that they never distract from the increasing complexities of the surface decoration.

Wes Hunting always had an interest in art, but it wasn't until working at a historical village in college that he first tried glassblowing. After graduating from Kent State University in 1976, he studied glass at Penland School of Crafts and worked as an assistant to glass artist Richard Ritter for six months. He later traveled to Italy to take in the glass scene in Venice and Murano. Today, he works as a team with his son, Wesley, in his home studio in rural Wisconsin.

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Citrus Faceted Optical
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,100
Sunset Faceted Optical
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,900
Hollow-Faceted Optical
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,100
Dark Cloud Optic
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,200
Crystal Cloud Optic
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,200
Pixel-Faceted Optical
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,850
Optic Spire
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 6,800
Heat Wave Colorfield
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,650
Prism Faceted Optical
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,900
Cosmic Colorfield
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,050
Summer Sky Colorfield Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 595 - $ 3,295
Golden Morning Colorfield Vessels
Art Glass Vessel

$ 595 - $ 3,295
Ruby Sunset Colorfield Vessels
Art Glass Vessel

$ 595 - $ 3,295
Color Field Vessel in Pink
Art Glass Vessel

$ 595 - $ 1,950
Color Field Sculpture in Ruby and Blue
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 650 - $ 3,300
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. MD, 2018
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. MD, 2016
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. MD, 2015