Chris McCarthy

Park Avenue Glass

"My work is about the relationship between form, texture, and color, and the interplay with light. Each piece is achieved by utilizing various Venetian techniques and by carving the glass to add dimension."

Chris McCarthy's work is a complex mix of both the hot and cold side of the glass medium. Fascinated with the ability to play with fire to create form, he sculpts each piece, thinking about the effect of light and diffraction. His use of the Venetian techniques of Murrini, Incalmo and Battuto gives his work depth and complexity. McCarthy creates simple elegant forms that radiate and glow with warmth.