5.75 x 2.75 x 1.50 in (14.60 x 6.98 x 3.81 cm)
9 x 5 x 2 in (22.86 x 12.70 x 5.08 cm)
Thomas P. Kelly, owner of Vitrix; had the opportunity to learn two distinctly different styles of glass blowing. Eventually, Tom found himself blowing glass full time with Thomas Buechner III at Vitrix Hot Glass Studio. At Vitrix, visiting artists such as Lino Tagliapietra and Fritz Dreisbach educated and influenced him.
Over the next ten years, Tom’s glass working skills and aesthetic sensitivity continued to develop. When Buechner made the decision to leave glass to grow in another direction, Tom was ready to take over ownership of Vitrix.
“Hot glass challenges me constantly” says Tom, “I don’t think I really control the molten glass, I just influence it”
Each piece is made of uncompromising quality and craftsmanship. “I’m passionate about bringing the craft and design together to give each piece its own character”
“My team and I work together – we’re all involved in the creation of new pieces – we start with an idea and work the glass until it gives us something back”.
Tom has been integrally involved in the production of works that have been published and exhibited internationally and can be found in fine stores and galleries across the US and in Canada, Europe and Japan.
Museum collections include the Corning Museum of Glass, Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum fur Kunst and Gewerbe, High Museum of Art, and others.