Seekers® Glass Gallery presents the work of Tom Stoenner
, whose original designs are distinguished by bold color combined with classic shapes.
The artist creates one-of-a-kind signed and dated vases, bowls, paperweights, goblets and ornaments.
blows each piece freely, without the use of molds, using traditional glassblowing methods that are thousands of years old.
creates each piece at the end of a five-foot long metal blowpipe, constantly spinning and reheating the viscous mass as it has been done for millennia.
uses ancient glassmaking techniques, along with many of his
distinctive color combinations through use of concentrated formulations of metallic oxides such as gold, silver, cobalt and others, which He
blends into the molten glass.
melts the glass in a furnace and works it at temperatures in excess of 2000 degrees Fahrenheit.
completes the blowing and shaping process, Tom
removes the piece from the pipe and places it into an annealing oven, where it will cool slowly.
Stoenner earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Hamilton College, then began three years of apprenticeship at Gilmor Glassworks.
own studio in1982 in upstate New York, and continues to design and create all the work himself.
was twice a recipient of the American Craft Museum Design Award, New York.
art has been featured in New York Magazine
, House Beautiful and other national publications.
works have been shown throughout the United States and are included in numerous public and private collections.