Bob and Laurie Kliss create sculptural blown glass objects with a playful use of color, form, texture, and shape. They take pleasure in each handmade piece they create and strive to enrich the lives of art lovers everywhere.
To begin each piece, the artists assemble the colors and shapes for the base, and fuse the base with secondary color elements. Next, they blow the vessel, continually heating and re-heating the piece up to temperatures of 1000 degrees. They melt and fuse the glass, working with it until it reaches its final desired shape. Then, they apply the brightly colored lip wrap to the vessel's rim, which completes the piece. After cooling, each piece is signed and dated.
Established in 1993, the Kliss's hot glass studio, Kliszewski Glass, is located in sunny Central California. Both Bob and Laurie studied at Pilchuck Glass School. They have taught and demonstrated their craft at a variety of schools and museums, and have exhibited their work widely throughout the USA.