BLODGETT GLASS

Buzz Blodgett

Buzz has been blowing glass since 1969. He is from a family of artists. The family glassblowing studio flourished in the small Southern California artist beach community of Leucadia. Blodgett Glass has produced many lines starting with the "Music In Glass" line of bells and windchimes (1972-1982) followed by "Bubble Lites" (1975), "Space Lites" (1977) and "Sea Foam (1981). These lines continually evolved and were refined over the years and in 1978 an important Swedish influence was discovered.

Buzz learned many new techniques from the Swedish glassblower and currently uses them in many of his glass creations. He says “I was always impressed with the frozen liquidity of glass, which seemed to mesh with my love for the ocean and surfing.” In 1987 he took over the operation of Blodgett Glass in California. He has had exhibitions at the Corning Museum and has exhibited his glass in galleries in Seattle, California and New York since 1975. All his glass is handmade using the same methods utilized since ancient times and it is signed and dated.