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OC’s Best Places For Glass Art

September 24, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Shawn Tsai Art Glass)

(credit: Shawn Tsai Art Glass)

(credit: Shawn Tsai Art Glass)

(credit: Shawn Tsai Art Glass)

Glass can be an artistic medium used to develop intricate, colorful, meaningful works of art. The artists and businesses explored below possess diverse glass art talents and specialties with an array of themes, including marine and land wildlife, stained glass, jewelry, vases, pitchers and home fixtures. Check out these glass art locations for some of the best that Orange County has to offer.

(credit: Shawn Tsai Art Glass)

(credit: Shawn Tsai Art Glass)


Shawn Tsai Art Glass
Orange County, CA
shawntsai.com

Shawn Tsai is a Taiwanese artist inspired by marine and land wildlife, which is illustrated in his beautiful works of art. He specializes in using the flameworking method in conjunction with pyrex glass materials, and is known for his special attention to detail. He’s won several national awards, and his work will be displayed at many upcoming shows.

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(credit: Rick Hunter Art Glass)

(credit: Rick Hunter Art Glass)


Rick Hunter Art Glass
Upland, CA
(714) 256-9392
hunterartglass.com

This one-man studio based in Upland is where Rick Hunter creates elegant, one-of-a-kind glass works of art that are both functional and decorative. Hunter graduated with a masters degree in glass blowing, and his art can be seen at several national art galleries and exhibits. Currently, his pieces are on display at Art-A-Fair Festival in Laguna Beach. Hunter specializes in creating unique, colorful vases, lamps and pitcher sets that can help spice up your home decor.

(credit: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)


Kat’s Art Glass and Supplies
765 S. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92833
(888) 855-KATS (5287)

This locale holds Orange County’s largest selection of glass tools and supplies. Kat’s Art Glass and Suppliers provides an array of stained art glass for purchase, but also holds glass classes for those wanting to learn the art form themselves. Artists looking to learn a new method or new comers to the art scene can take classes on foil or lead came techniques, fused jewelry and hand-painted fuse glass.

(credit: Handmade Hearts Gallery & Studio)

(credit: Handmade Hearts Gallery & Studio)


Handmade Hearts
1432 S. Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA
(714) 767-2897
handmadehearts.com

Handmade Hearts provides a variety of glass jewelry designs created by the artist, Hillel Rzepka. His mission is “to spread some love and beauty on this planet,” which is illustrated in his heart-shaped glass art. Each piece of jewelry is handmade with high quality materials including sterling silver. Rzepka offers extensive colors to suit diverse tastes and styles.

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(credit: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)


DeGuelle Glass Co.
1623 Alabama St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-6561
deguelleglass.comKnown as “The Glassiest Place in Town,” DeGuelle Glass Co. provides a unique collection of glass art to incorporate into your home. They’ve been in business since 1962 and are a family-run company that prides themselves on quality, service and integrity. Whether you want to purchase artistic glass mirrors, counter tops or showers, DeGuelle Glass Co. offers beautiful glass art to compliment your living space.

Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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