Glass sculptures have been around since ancient Egypt. And although modern day glass art has advanced over the years, many artists continue to follow the same techniques used by ancient glass artists.
Jack Storm happens to be one of those talented glass artist. For years, Jack has created many sculptures, including the pieces that were used on the set of the Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy. He’s also been hired to provide glass sculptures for award ceremonies and events. Jack has even created sculptures for notable individuals around the world, such as the President of Nigeria.
Jack has always loved art, even as a child. He turned his childhood pastime into a college degree, and that art degree has developed into a thriving career. His pieces are one-of-a-kind and are made from lead crystal dichroic glass. He uses a cold process when forming his pieces; almost all of the artists who use glass as their medium use heat.
He strives for nothing less than perfection; meaning each of his glass sculptures take between 8-18 weeks to complete.
Everything begins by creating a core from crystal, which is cut, polished and laminated, creating reflective mirrors. When wrapped in optical glass, the refraction of light as it passes through the glass creates a rainbow of captivating colours.
Purchasing Jack’s glass sculptures isn’t easy to do; there’s currently a six-month waiting period for one of his glass sculptures. And the price tag for his works mostly depends on the design, size and intricacy. Therefore, small pieces are usually between $6,000US and $12,000US, and large ones can be upwards of $150,000US.
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.