Rick Strini

Tell us about yourself.

 I am a uniquely small hand blown art glass company with no employees and enjoying my 56th year in business. I am the Artist, the chemist, the designer, and the craftsman all rolled into one. From the history of my small backyard furnace in the 60’s studio glass movement to one of the innovative luminary custom lighting specialists in todays world market. I deal directly with clients and help achieve the magic of Rick Strini Glass Art into your Residential, Architectural, and or Hospitality venues.

What draws you to the material you work with?

The instancy of it. Coming from a pottery background, bisquing ,firing, glazing, glass had an immediacy to it that was fixating.

What themes do you pursue in your work, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work?

Tropical as I am living and working on an Island in the pacific ocean. Maui, Hawaii

What is your dream project?

I’m living it.

Why are you a member of GAS?

To support and give back a lifetime of glass to the others who are also involved