Serviente Glass Studios, nestled in the hills of upstate New York, has been making a line of kiln formed glass since 1990. They make vases, dishes, bowls, lamps and sculptural pieces.
Tony Serviente's explorations began 23 years ago with stained glass. He built windows and lamps while teaching classes. In 1990 he learned many new techniques such as kiln and torch work, neon and glass blowing. Although he continues to teach, learn and maintain an active stained glass studio, he has been focusing on the more arcane aspects of kiln forming.Tony has figured out how to bend and fold glass in the beautiful pieces you see displayed on our site. His pieces are both functional and beautiful. Beauty In Glass is pleased to present his work. See him on the Carol Duval Show here - Note this is a large 15MB video file - please be patient while it loads. Click, grab a drink and enjoy.
Nicloas Gagiu was born in Bucharest, Romania on January 1, 1949. He completed his degree in medicine at the University of Timisoara in 1984.
Between 1984-1990 he practiced medicine in Romania and Marseilles, France.
However his real passion was for his country's renowned art of glass blowing. While experimenting different techniques with some renowned master glass blowers of his country, he realized the potential of his talent, and the satisfaction it gave him to witness the metamorphoses from a grain of sand.
Working with this medium had become a way of expressing his feelings.
Today in Nicolas's studio, traditional ancient techniques are still being used, which represent a much slower, less mechanical production process, and give each piece it's own distinct character.
Many of his works are in Private Collections including: