With more than fifty galleries across the country now offering their varied designs and pieces, Eric and Thom
rarely exhibit their work in shows. And because of the number of hours required to produce each piece, the artists can only
make 100 or so each year, most of which are custom orders and thus not available to the public.
The sculptures vary in size from a glittering seven foot saguaro cactus in thirty shades of green to delicate six-inch
wide “nest babies” complete with twigs and small glass eggs.
The process in creating such intricate art involves proprietary
techniques that the artists themselves have perfected and includes a number of closely guarded secrets. Consequently,
the two prefer a very “hands-on” approach in the creation of their glass pieces and do most of the work themselves,
a process which requires hours of hot, toiling intensive labor for each sculpture.
Perhaps their most intricate
and complex creation to date is the new “Kimono”, shown above in the top photo, which is being shown for the first
time at an exhibit now underway at the Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery in Kensington, Maryland through December 6th.
Other works on display for this show, including an elephant wall sculpture and 35-pound origami peach cranes
are futher testament of an Asian influence in their latest efforts.