About The Artist

Bruce Pizzichillo •

We started our hot glass studio in Oakland CA in the 80's and we are still there. We make handblown art glass vessels, as well as sculpture, wall art, lighting, jewelry and mosaics; all with glass and other materials. We use many different techniques in our works, that we have learned or developed over the years. Bruce has his BFA from CCAC; Dari has her BFA from Tyler School of Art.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

We start our blown pieces with molten clear glass, onto which we apply layers of colored glass; many different techniques are then employed within these layers of color and clear to create the final images on each vessel. The wide bands of color on many of our works are done in the Incalmo technique. We strive to create a visual balance with each form, its transparency, color and its imagery.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

Glass is beautiful by nature, its possibilities endless, and surprises are always happening

What is something unique about you or your practice?

We have developed our own decorative techniques by combining traditional methods with a modern interpretation; many of our works have a painterly feel to them.