PIECE ART GALLERY (formerly Pismo Fine Art Glass, Vail, Colorado) presents the works of several generations of artists as well as craftsmen and craftswomen.
A focus on glass remains the primary interest and vision of the gallery. However, other mediums like ceramic and bronze are present.
The gallery includes works from US, Europe, Australia, additionally highlights local, Colorado artists and artisans.

New to Gallery

Preview of new sculptures just arrived to the gallery. Click the image to view artist page.

Martin Rosol
Cobalt Cell #1649
Artist Page
Martin Rosol - SOLD
Nautilus #1636
Artist Page
W.N.Rasko
Show Me Love
Artist Page
W.N.Rasko
Superworld
Artist Page
W.N.Rasko
Flash of Light
Artist Page
W.N.Rasko
Orbital
Artist Page
Ben Greene
The View
Artist Page
Ben Greene
Resting in Time
Artist Page
Ben Greene
North Face
Artist Page
Ben Greene
Looking Glass
Artist Page

Mary Van Cline

THE DOCUMENTA PROJECT

Building an Archival Portrait Collection of the Contemporary Glass Movement

Within the Contemporary Glass Movement there is passionate support to capture the spirit and character of the unique quality of the people who enable and contributed to our community with a collection of portraits.

By photographing them using near life size images, their gestures and presence will be preserved on large format B&W film and high resolution digital files. 

Mary Van Cline has been known for her artwork combining photography and glass since 1978. Using her Hasselblad camera, she has traveled the world to capture images that envelop the human spirit. She now turns to portraiture to document the many people she has known and respected over the decades.

Laura Donefer

Ginny Ruffner

F&C Hampson

Dan Dailey

Linda McNeil

Cappy Thompson

Ivory Leaf Inochi
Ivory pate de verre - 21"long x 7"wide x 7"high
Amazon and Turquoise Inochi
Turquoise and amazon green pate de verre - 30"long x 12"wide x 8"high
Turquoise and Amazon Green Inochi

Mary Van Cline

The Documenta Project

Click link button to see Mary VanCline page

or Facebook link The documenta project

Introducing work of local artists

Colorado based artist, Natalie Ventimiglia Martin, explores her inner-world through aspiritual lens. Utilizing flame-worked and fused-glass techniques, Martincreates colorful, expressionistic, conceptually self-reflective compositions.Her glass artwork is both, whimsical and systematic; mirroring two worlds inopposition. According to Martin, freedom, and breaking boundaries is a constant pursuit. The artist states, “In my younger years I struggled with my identity, I felt pressure to conform, abide by a certain social structure, but I wanted to unapologetically chart my own path. Making art has always been my journey to freedom, a way of finding balance.”

Martin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Michigan StateUniversity in 1995. Her college education is directly linked to her interest in glass art-making. The technical side of her creative process is a constant trial and error endeavor; a chemical balancing act. “You have to consider what the glass wants to do, and work within those parameters to achieve a desirable result.”

Martin has exhibited her work in notable art institutions such as the University of Berkeley in San Francisco, the Denver Botanical Gardens, and La Napoule Art Foundation. In addition, Martin has been commissioned by a myriad of corporate institutions such as the Corson Dental Group, Butler
Snow Law Firm, Children’s Hospital, Rocky MountainHospital for Children, Mental Health of Denver, Exempla Good Samaritan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Lockheed Martin, and Sonny’s Rocks Fine Jewelry Store.

Her work was selected “Best of Santa Fe” for the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver, Colorado. Also, her work was featured in 5280 Magazine, Glass Craftsman Magazine, and the System 96 catalog. NatalieMartin is currently represented by Piece Art Gallery and Element fine art gallery both in Colorado.

Custom Wall Installation - fused glass​

Custom Wall Installation - fused glass

Love and Light - fused and flame worked glass 21" x 21" x 5"

Divinely Guided - fused and flame worked glass 20" x 16" x 6"

Benjamin Belgrad

Ben began working with glass after winning a hand-blown piece of glass in a raffle in 2010. The piece was made by Bob Taylor and Ryan ‘Huffy’ Hoffman. After a brief apprenticeship with Bob, Volta Glass was born, and Ben continued apprenticing for Huffy. At Volta, Ben was introduced to the lathe, and his glass career began to take shape. After building components for Huffy’ s product line for about 3 years, Ben left in search of a new opportunity, which he found in New York. Ben spent a year developing and building a product line which served as a canvas into which Joe from Long Island Glass could incorporate his imagery technology. After a year in New York, Ben made his way to Colorado where he spent a year working with Joel Halen to build a production line in addition to developing his own work which can be seen throughout the site.

Currently, Ben resides in Minturn, Colorado where he is undergoing the process of building his own studio for the first time in his career. The facility is for glass art, as well as other art mediums. These days, most of his time and energy revolves around cups: Creating, Collaborating, and Curating the best hand-made cups…glass, word, ceramics, and more to come!

In his free time, Ben is also a musician known for his bass playing with Dude Stop and the Stopettes, as well as Shackers. Ben also enjoys snowboarding at Vail when he has time.

Ben is fond of alliteration, craft beer, exact change, and Settlers of Catan. He is also a self-proclaimed Vagabond

 

Encalmo Mug - flame worked glass

Banana Pair - flame worked glass

Stay Salty Mug - flame glass work

Wrap and Rake Mug - flame worked glass

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