New York-born artist Rick Eggert creates dynamic glass sculptures of some of the basic elements of nature – water, wind and fire – by assembling individual pieces into groups. Each of his colorful sculptures has a sense of movement, whether that be the powerful curl of a wave or a gentle flickering of a flame. He divides his work into different categories such as Waves, Grass, Flames, and Dew Drops.
Eggert began working in glass in 1992 and received his BFA in Glass Sculpture from the Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York. He currently resides in Stuart, Florida where he owns and operates Lotus Design Group. “All of our glass art starts out with the finest materials,” it states on his website. “We use a glass base that uses high quality sand but is standardized to allow the use of a wide range of colors. All the materials are places in the furnace and heated to 2400 F. Once it cooks it is cooled down to 2100 F where we gather it onto metal rods and create our masterpieces.”
He is also the Creative Director the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts in Lake Worth, Florida, a full service glassworks studio that offers classes, studio rentals, workshops.
Above: As The Aqua Turns
Autumn Evening Breeze
Sunset Of Burning Desire