ARTISTS

In current show

Chris Sherwin

American, based in Bellows Falls, VT

About Chris Sherwin

Chris Sherwin

Female Cardinal (small)

2019

Blown and sculpted glass with torch-work

3 x 3 x 1.5 in

Sold

Chris Sherwin

Red Cardinal (Male)

2019

Blown and sculpted glass with torch-work

3.5 x 4 x 2 in

$85

Chris Sherwin

Polar Bear

2019

Blown and sculpted glass with torch-work 

4 x 4.5 x 2 in

Sold

Chris Sherwin

Polar Cub

2019

Blown and sculpted glass with torch-work

3 x 4 x 2 in

Sold

Chris Sherwin

Jellyfish (pink)

2019

Blown & sculpted glass with torch-work

6 x 2.75 x 2.75 in

Sold

Chris Sherwin

Red Poison Dart Frog

2019

Blown & sculpted glass with torch-work 

3 x 3 x 3 in

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Chris Sherwin

Orange Poison Dart Frog

2019

Blown & sculpted glass with torch-work

3 x 3 x 3 in

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Chris Sherwin

Cardinal, Red Male

2019

Blown & sculpted glass with torch-work

3.5 x 4 x 2 in

Sold

Chris Sherwin

Chicken

2019

Blown & sculpted glass with torch-work

4 x 4.5 x 2.5 in

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Chris Sherwin

Blue Ribbon Veiled Paperweight

Blown glass

4.5 x 3 x 3 in

Sold

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Chris Sherwin

Chris Sherwin

Jellyfish

2019

Blown glass

5 x 2.5 x 2.5 in

Sold

Chris Sherwin

Blue Petal Egg Paperweight

2019

Blown glass

3.5 x 3 x 2 in

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Chris Sherwin

Green Petal Paperweight

2018

Blown glass

2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 in

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Chris Sherwin

Green Frog on Lily Pad 

2017

Blown & sculpted glass with torch-work

3 x 3 x 2.5 in

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Artist’s Statement


“I work in the medium of glass and specialize in torchwork design and application. Using hand-pulled canes of glass made specifically for each design, and a hand-held oxy-propane torch, I melt and shape the tips of the glass canes and apply them to the glass form being created, to achieve the desired design. It is best described as ‘Painting with Glass.’ 


After the decoration is complete, all of my work is hand shaped with wet newspaper. I like to get as close to the glass as possible and using newspaper allows me to feel how the glass is moving with my hand. Some of the pieces are formed into paperweights, others blown into various vessels.“

-Chris Sherwin



Biography


Chris Sherwin specializes in iridescent and torchwork design, creating sculptural glass objects of subjects inspired by the beauty the artist finds in nature.  Sherwin’s torch work is an intensive process, creating hand pulled cane for each design with meticulous detail.  The artist hand shapes each piece to achieve a harmonious elegance, an expression of the artist’s joy for life.  


Sherwin’s sculptural glass has evolved from years spent at both Simon Pearce, Inc., a prestigious glass facility in Windsor & Quechee, VT known for their high-quality production of functional crystal; and at Orient & Flume Art Glass, an internationally renowned glass studio in Chico, California known for their iridescent vases, intricate paperweights, and torch-work designs. 




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