Thomas Kelly

Vitrix Hot Glass Studio

"Glass always challenges you. I'm obsessive about bringing craft and design together to give each piece its own character."

When Thomas Kelly went to work for Bob Rockwell, the world's leading collector of Carder-Steuben glass in 1982, he had no idea that glass would end up playing such a major role in his life. After working with Rockwell for several years, Kelly was given the opportunity to learn from two distinctly different glass artists. This helped Kelly find his own voice in glass, which has continued to develop as his skills and aesthetic sensitivity have been honed.