Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma, two glass artists at Kela’s, a glass art gallery in Kauai, Hawaii, have a unique talent for capturing the power and motion of the sea. It is only at a closer glance that these stunning ocean wave vases can be distinguished from the real thing.
Their website has a myriad of other beautiful glass art inspired by the sea, so be sure to take a look! And read on for the artists’ answers to a few of Bored Panda’s question about their work.
“We live near the ocean and love the ocean environment. We are avid distance ocean swimmers,” the artists told Bored Panda. “The first wave pieces we made were inspired by a ceramic sculpture that Marsha had made many years ago. We wanted to translate that work into glass”
“The vases are blown glass. We use a variety of powdered colored glasses in many layers to create the beautiful deep aqua colors. We use specially prepared ‘chips’ of broken glass to decorate the body of the piece and to create the ‘foam'”
“Our immersion in the constantly changing and evolving ocean environment inspires us to develop and grow our glasswork. We love this work to capture the vitality and energy of the ocean”
“The wave vases have become very popular with our clients, and continue to be a favorite item”
Thank you, Paul and Marsha, for sharing more of your artistic experience with Bored Panda and our readers!