These colorful one of a kind blown glass sculptural vessels are inspired by the textures and patterns of a metropolitan landscape, and play with positive/negative forms. They may be displayed on multiple angles, as shown, and can be used as a container or as tabletop sculpture. OUTSIDE IN vessels are available in an array of radiant colors and are striking in groups. Each is signed and dated.
Delivery restrictions may apply: Continental United States, Only
Born 1963 in Grand Junction Colorado and raised in Chautauqua County, New York, Michael earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1987. He has also studied at the Pilchuck Glass School in the state of Washington, the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and at the Fundacio Centre del Vidre in Barcelona, Spain. In 1994, Michael completed a residency at the Creative Glass Center of America in New Jersey. He exhibits in juried fine art and fine craft exhibitions throughout the United States, including the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. Michael lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio where he was awarded a Creative Workforce Fellowship grant and an Ohio Arts Council Award For Excellence in Craft. See Michael's full profile and body of work at:
Michael Mikula is a designer craftsman working in glass since 1988.
Architectural details, and their cultural variations point the way for his body of work in blown glass.
The decorative traditions of any culture tell us something about who they are (or were) and what they value and aspire to.
As a designer-craftsman, I'm particularly drawn to the optimistic quality that those traditions reflect.
With a jazz-like sense of improvisation, I in turn, reinterpret those qualities with mold blown, cast, cut and polished glass.
Each composition is one of a kind.