Black Glass Octopus
Capture the graceful motion of the briny blue with a remarkable nautical glass sculpture by Jennifer Umphress. Each work of art portrays the intoxicating flow of ocean life in a unique, one-of-a-kind motion. The vivid colors and sleek design of these coastal glass sculptures will whisk you away to a world of fluid, aquatic wonder.
About the Product:
- 6″ – 8″ L x 2″ – 3″ W (Depending on the way the legs curl)
- Lampworked Borosilicate Glass
- All pieces vary slightly in size and color due to them being handmade.
*Keep in mind that Jennifer Umphress glass sculptures are considered a custom order. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions BEFORE you order. We look forward to assisting you.
About the Artist:
“Glass to me is the ideal medium because it has it all: color, dimension, clarity, and reflection. This medium enables me to express my thoughts and feelings in the moment.” – Jennifer Umphress
Jennifer Umphress draws vast inspiration from the ocean, which she has lived near and loved all her life. Intrigued by the challenge of capturing motion in glass, she strives to emulate the movement of sea life in her work.
Umphress creates her pieces using the lampworking technique. She has worked with cold glass and other techniques besides lampworking, but once she discovered the rush of creating with constant motion that lampworking offers, she was completely captivated.
Umphress began her glass career in 2000 in Hawaii as an apprentice in a small studio retail shop. She since studied glass in an apprenticeship in Murano, Italy, a residency at Pilchuck School of Glass, and in workshops across the country. She has also had opportunities to teach and show her work internationally. In 2009, she was given the Glasscraft Emerging Artist Award, and in 2010 she was given the Rosen Group’s NICHE Award in the category of lampworked glass. Umphress now lives and works in Kingston, Washington, where the Pacific Ocean continues to influence her work.