Today, I am thrilled to bring you the enchanting glass work by Paul Labrie. The artist’s facility and skill in representing ocean creatures and the natural world should come as no surprise; he was an oceanography major in the mid-1970s. Labrie uses lampworking techniques to create his gorgeous work, melting rods of glass over a small flame into realistic-if-unexpectedly-colored creatures.
“There are numerous artists who illustrate life on a canvas, and those who capture it through a camera lens. There are others, like me, who use glass as a medium for showcasing nature at its finest.-Labrie Glass Artist Statement
Though he started with small figurines, Labrie’s pieces have grown in size, complexity, and popularity over the last 35+ years. Nonetheless, he continues to make small- and medium-sized pieces which are surprisingly affordable!
You can follow Paul Labrie on his website, and on Facebook, and you can follow his daughter Caitlin Elder, an aspiring glass artist in her own right, on Twitter. You can also buy Labrie’s pieces on Etsy.
All images property of Paul Labrie/Labrie Glass.