David Varnau: Inspiration in Bronze

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Born and raised in rural Indiana, David Varnau grew up appreciating the lyrical in nature all around him.  A wide-eyed, nature child, he developed an eye for the subtle and sometimes striking beauty of everyday moments and encounters in his environment.  While pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago, Varnau found himself fascinated with watching people of all ages and races in a large urban center and was intrigued by the language of the body as it expressed the range of human emotions.

“My decision to spend a year abroad in Rome during my junior year stimulated a lifelong love of classical sculpture. Then, upon  completion  of  my  degree, my work in psychology as a rehab counselor provided me with valuable insights into the vulnerable side of human nature.”

While receiving post-baccalaureate training in the field of prosthetics at UCLA, Varnau gained an in depth education in human anatomy and movement.  This launched a rewarding career of serving amputees for more than 35 years and Continue reading

Satava

Richard Satava was introduced to glassblowing in 1969 while at Ocean High School in Pacifica, California.  He subsequently studied art and glassblowing at the College of San Mateo and California State University, Chico.  Since establishing his own glass studio in Chico in 1977, he continues to create art glass that captures the beauty and wonder in nature, from the ocean to the mountains.  Satava designs and creates each one of a kind piece, all from glass that he has formulated and made himself.  Through his own exclusive color formulas he is able to create rich arrays of colors by blending various metallic oxides such as silver, cobalt, selenium, cadmium, and others into the molten glass.  Widely known for Continue reading

Waves by David Wight

David was born and raised on the water in Bellingham, Washington.  A trip to the waterfalls of the Caribbean would prove to be the inspiration fo his life’s work.

With a business degree from Washington State University, and no formal art education, David was certain of one goal: to bring the rejuvenating power of water into people’s lives.  Finding guidance and mentorship at the Pilchuck School of Glass, he Continue reading

Scott Chambers, Hand Blown Glass

A Seattle, Washington native, Scott was an artist for most of his life, and blew glass for 15+ years. He built his own studio in Seattle in 1996 and enjoyed spending his time working on new and innovative designs.

Scott studied glass blowing at Pratt Fine Arts Center and Avalon Glassworks in Seattle, as well as studing glass sculpture at the internationally respected Pilchuck Glass School. He also studied human form sculpture at the Seattle Academy of Fine Art.

Scott’s work is featured at many fine art galleries in the Pacific Continue reading