Glasslight Studio

Glasslight Studio

About The Artist

Candace & Joel Bless • Saint Peters, PA

Joel & Candace Bless founded Glasslight in 1981. With backgrounds in glassblowing and printmaking and a particular interest in lighting, they endeavor to make finished pieces with metal that seamlessly supports and complements their colorful glass into a unique whole. Joel loves working big and Candy finds inspiration in form and color. Working with a small team they produce a line of table and floor lamps. Current creations include large, commissioned chandeliers & sculptural installations.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

All glass is hand-blown in our studio. Finishing such as cutting, drilling, grinding, and polishing is done here as well. All of the bent metalwork is formed in the studio and composed and welded. Metalwork is sent out to be powder-coated. All the wiring is done in-house.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

Hot glass is exciting and challenging to work with. The colors obtainable are absolutely brilliant and fabulous. We have found no limit to the sheer number of combinations of colors and patterns conceivable. There is a total joy when completing a piece with gorgeous color and form.

What is something unique about you or your practice?