Eric Bladholm

"My work incorporates dream-like imagery into the thick layers of a glass canvas."

The colors and textures of nature are the departure points for many of Bladholm's innovative explorations with blown glass. Summers in Door County, Wisconsin, as a child, and extensive travels in Europe have influenced his work.

Eric Bladholm's blown glass designs involve multiple sections, usually a base piece and a custom-fitted sculptural lid. At their smallest, these pieces resemble their functional relatives, the perfume bottle. At their wildest, mold-blown glass is utilized to create abstract/industrial shapes that are presented in an organic cast metal base.

Bladholm got his start in glass and art early. At age 11, his older sister taught him how to make stained and leaded glass, which he pursued until he discovered the art of glassblowing in college. After completing his BFA in fine art and glass at California College of Arts and Crafts, he spent a season in Europe working with several renowned glass masters. He then returned to Chicago to meet the challenges of building a studio of his own.

Octave Vase
Art Glass Vase

$ 230
Emerald Racer Wrap Perfume
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

$ 110
Aerial Autumn
Art Glass Vessel

$ 720
Amethyst Aerial
Art Glass Vessel

$ 800
Heavenly Harvest
Art Glass Table Lamp

$ 1,030
Crimson Comet
Art Glass Table Lamp

$ 980
Evening Emerald
Art Glass Vessel

$ 640
Zimska Jabuka
Art Glass Vessel

$ 470
Istok Industrija Zeleno
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 11,050
Geo Sphere
Art Glass Vessel

$ 167
Venetian White Lamp
Art Glass Table Lamp

$ 378
Topaz Lamp
Art Glass Table Lamp

$ 330
Venetian Red Lamp
Art Glass Table Lamp

$ 350
Neo-Geo Sphere
Art Glass Vessel

$ 144
Decorative Perfume
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

$ 139
Short Perfume -Topaz
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

$ 110