Glacial Glass Bowl

Gary Genetti uses shattered pieces of reclaimed glass to create the pebbled surface of this decorative bowl.
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Gary Genetti

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From Trash to Treasure

Gary Genetti is an award-winning artist who has found inspiration and beauty in the least likely of places: the junkyard. Glass is Genetti's medium of choice, and when he realized the volume of tempered glass that is discarded and lies in landfills, he and his two daughters began a project of gathering this glass to create something both useful and beautiful. After cleaning their sheets of glass, they shatter them into pebble-sized chunks, and then use a kiln to fuse those pieces to the outside of a clear, glass basin. The effect is like gazing through layers of glacial ice, with the delicate blue-green of tempered glass enhancing the look. This striking sculptural work would be particularly striking perched atop a mantel or coffee table. Handmade in New York.


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Gary Genetti

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Gary Genetti received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with an emphasis in Sculpture and Graphics from The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in 1976. He did not study glass blowing in school but apprenticed at a production glass shop from 1978-1979, in 1980 he established his own studio in rural Warwick, New York. His work has been presented in galleries and exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His awards include the prestigious Cohn Family Trust Award for Excellence in Glass, the Award for Excellence from the Smithsonian Institute, the Best in Glass Award from the Milwaukee Art Museum and numerous purchase awards. He has been included in exhibitions sponsored by The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art- Renwick Gallery, The Racine Art Museum and the Milwaukee Museum of Art. In May of 2000 he was honored to have his Incalmo Vase with Zebra featured on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine.

Handmade Recycled Exclusive Made in the USA
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reclaimed glass
6" dia.
Hand wash only.
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Looks even better in person


from New York, NY


Great for many uses... ie. ice cream, keys, jewelry, soap, fruit, salsa

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