Jack Storms: Cold Glass Sculpting in Los Angeles

Glass sculpture artist extraordinaire, Jack Storms has achieved serious recognition in both the public arena and the demanding world of fine art, since he opened his own studio in 2004.  Storms is a true pioneer in the incredibly rare medium of the cold-glass world.

Bella Vino sculpture by Jack Storms won the People’s Choice Award at the 2007 BAGI Awards. This is largest wine bottle ever made using the Cold Glass Process. It is a one of kind!

His award-winning work is sought by discriminating collectors around the world and has been commissioned for award ceremonies, as commemorative pieces and even as an emissarial gift to the President of Nigeria.  Storms is one of the best-selling glass artists in the country today.  Currently, there is up to a six-month waiting list for some of his pieces.

Not content to be limited by what was possible, Storms set out to do what many thought was impossible, in designing a cold-working glass lathe.  In achieving this major accomplishment, Storms drew on early memories of his father’s wood working lathe while pursuing his vision.   Storms is the only cold glass artist to work off of the lathe of his own design allowing him to discover unique forms. This process gives him the ability to turn glass and sculpt curved, detailed shapes never before seen in cold-glass production.

The Method:

Drawing inspiration from both his heart and his mind when conceiving his artistic designs, Storms uses the theory of Fibonacci at the heart of each lead crystal sculpture.

Optic Crystal Baseball Bat by Jack Storms comprised of 3000 pieces of glass, designed for the NY Yankees Derek Jeter commemorating his 3000th hit in the major leagues
Optic Crystal Baseball Bat by Jack Storms comprised of 3000 pieces of glass, designed for the NY Yankees Derek Jeter commemorating his 3000th hit in the major leagues

Fibonacci is a great mathematician that articulated the natural math seen in nature.  Natural beauty is created, not manufactured.   From the repetition florets of a flower to the scales of a pineapple’s skin, Fibonacci numbers are found in the pattern of growth of every living thing in nature.

Cold Glass The Process:

He combines pure, lead crystal and dichroic glass through a cold-glass production process. These beautifully reflective, hand-sculpted pieces begin with a core of dichroic glass pieces; each cut, polished and laminated until they shine like mirrors. This core is then wrapped in sculpted, optic glass which refracts the light passing through the pieces and creates a hypnotic light show of fire and ice colors, which are incredibly beautiful and coveted by all who lay eyes on them.

This sculpture process is incredibly intense and physically challenging.  In the entire world, there are only a handful of fine glass artisans working in this medium.  It can take up to ten weeks to create just one of these amazing designs, longer for large and specialized pieces.

JackStormsGlassSculpture-JackStormsStorms recently moved his studio to 25520 Avenue Stanford #314 in Valencia.

The studio is open daily by appointment only.

Schedule an appointment with Storms Fine Art Studio associate Sasha Elycia at (661)294-0100 ex.t 207.

View rare works from Jack Storms, meet the artist and watch how he creates his glass masterpieces.

In addition, his works can be viewed all the following Southern California Galleries:.

Storms Fine Art
28528 Constellation Rd
Valencia CA 91355
Phone: 661-294-0100
Fax: 661-888-4850

The Signature Gallery
220 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Fax: 949-376-8992

Jack Storms Glass Studio
25520 Avenue Stanford #314
Valencia, CA 91355
Tel: + 1 702 508 0924
Fax: +1 702 508 0923
Email: contact@jackstorms.com

Photo (above): Viviovo: The “ViviOvo” is Storms only muse inspired form. Storms modeled the new design from the “Golden Mean Egg” or the “Fibonacci Egg”. Using natural geometry, he set to shape and polish. The result is a form that is as beautiful as it is difficult to create: The ViviOvo. “The form is named after my wife, Vivian, and her native language for egg, ovo,” said Storms.

One response to “Jack Storms: Cold Glass Sculpting in Los Angeles”

  1. Midge Guerrera Avatar

    Wow! Is he Venetian? Amazing glass work.


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