What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Scientific Artist


Kiva Ford

Glassblower Kiva Ford makes striking, stunning, uniquely-creative works in glass, but his skill level is way beyond what we can see in his art. Ford’s college degree is in scientific glassblowing, and he’s been working a creating complex glass instruments for use in science for his entire career.

“From fabricating particle detection tubes, to optical cells for dark matter research, Kiva has collaborated with scientists at top universities and research institutions throughout the United States. Kiva has been recognized for his technical excellence multiple times by the American Scientific Glassblowers Society.” 

I find that just fascinating! It’s hard to imagine that creating these gorgeous works of art is not his day job… How does he find the time?

You can see more of the amazing work by Kiva Ford Glass on his website and on Instagram, Facebook, and in his Etsy shop.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “The Scientific Artist

  1. I can admire the art even if I don’t really like most of the products. He is a master of what he does. Hal

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  2. I was impressed with that first one even before i read that it was glass. I love the octopus being surrounded by the wisps of etherial gas.

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  3. Completely amazing! I love that snake skeleton, the octopus within the plasma ball, and the tiny heart within the jar. Honestly, I would happily own any one of these pieces but those happen to be my favourites. Absolutely fabulous work.

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  4. Completely gobsmacked!
    Also check out Ella Hawkins. She decorates biscuits (cookies to you Americans)

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