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Benjamin Silver

Bendini Glass

"I find glass to be an extremely inviting and playful medium. I aim to express a whimsical elegance and create an aesthetic balance of color that engages and entertains the viewer."

Benjamin Silver takes the playful and magical experiences he had while traveling throughout Europe and Asia and channels them into his work. Glassblowing is the perfect instrument for Silver to express his colorful experiences. Much like traveling, glass has amazing qualities that allow for an unlimited array of possibilities, which Silver uses to explore, design, and color his work.

Silver combines glassblowing, fusing, and cold working methods to create his glass pieces. This labor-intensive trio of techniques allows Silver to achieve the rich, bold bands of color and polished edges that define his work. He carefully attends to each piece during the fragile process of transforming it from a molten state to a final work of art.

Silver's training began in 2007 at the Eugene Glass School, where he volunteered in exchange for studio time. It was there that he encountered many different artists creating amazing work, including Jeff Ballard, an influential artist who showed Ben many of the technical skills necessary to create quality works of art. Since then, Ben has trained at the Pilchuck Glass School and the Corning Museum of Glass.

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Sophia
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,200
Ox
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 4,000
Ancient Bull
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 4,000
Charging Bull
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 4,400
Clear Twist
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,000
Voyager
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,200
Homers Cupcake
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 420
The Cube
Art Glass Paperweight

$ 200 - $ 220
Aqua Twist
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,500
Infintino
Art Glass Platter

$ 1,200
Recover
Art Glass Paperweight

$ 990
Color Mash
Art Glass Paperweight

$ 600
Spectrum
Art Glass Paperweight

$ 850
Ruby Anchor
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,000
Shipwrecked
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,000
Cupcake with Sprinkles
Art Glass Paperweight

$ 350
The Lonely Cupcake Set
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,200
The Lonely Cupcake
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,150
Pointed Ruby Amethyst
Art Glass Paperweight

$ 600
Dark Streets
Art Glass Vases

$ 330 - $ 2,800
Whale and Wave
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,400
Crashing Waves
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 200 - $ 1,800
Hive
Art Glass Vase

$ 1,600
Twilight
Art Glass Vases

$ 200 - $ 1,800
The Coast
Art Glass Vases

$ 1,200
Tower City
Art Glass Vases

$ 800 - $ 1,000
Spring in the City
Art Glass Vases

$ 1,000 - $ 2,000
Rose Garden
Art Glass Vases

$ 1,200
Hanukkah Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 220
Mint
Art Glass Vase

$ 1,500
Tropic Thunder
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 480
Oceans Orb
Art Glass Paperweight

$ 200
Atlantis Sea Shell
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 480
Black and White
Art Glass Vase

$ 1,800
The Ruby Jewel
Art Glass Paperweight

$ 200
Rhapsody
Art Glass Vase

$ 1,600
Ocean's Reef
Art Glass Paperweight

$ 500
Fractured
Art Glass Paperweight

$ 200 - $ 320
Delilah's Temple
Art Glass Paperweight

$ 600
Orbit
Art Glass Paperweight

$ 500
Menorah Oil Lamp
Art Glass Menorah

$ 4,000
Shalom Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 700