Artist Richard Price
(1960, UK) completed his art studies at the Polytechnic School of Art and Design in North Staffordshire, England and thereafter at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He established his glass studio in Amsterdam in 1985, and is widely sought after for his unparalleled glass blowing skills among artists and designers. His exhibited glass art is made by the lost wax casting technique, where glass is poured into a plaster cast mold. His inspiration comes from frequent travels to Thailand and Buddhism. Richard's newest glass sculptures on exhibit express all the qualities one looks for in sculpture, form, expression, emotion and uniqueness. Moreover, one can appreciate the translucent material qualities combined with gold leaf and figurative ornamentations. Translucent colors in the glass accent the motif's placidity. His sculptures manage to exude these qualities in surrealistic yet serene compositions.
One of his unique glass blowing techniques is Inclamo which fuses together different glass pieces while pliable, and then forming them into a single object. This difficult technique involves the glass blower and his assistants blowing the piece into two bubbles of glass. The two bubbles are then joined while still on the blowpipe, and fused together before the lip of the vase is created.