Glass to me is the ideal medium because it has it all; color, dimension, clarity and reflection. This medium enables me to express my thoughts and or feelings in the moment.
I have worked with cold glass and other mediums besides Lampworking. But once I discovered the rush of creating with constant motion and having no time to think but instead feel my piece I was completely captivated. Although my inspiration comes from the ocean, I am most intrigued by capturing movement. I try to emulate the movement of sea life in a simple contemporary form.
Capture the graceful motion of the briny blue with a remarkable nautical glass sculpture by Jennifer Umphress. Each work of art portrays the intoxicating flow of ocean life in a unique, one-of-a-kind motion. The vivid colors and sleek design of these coastal glass sculptures will whisk you away to a world of fluid, aquatic wonder. A handmade piece from the Jennifer Umphress collection will undoubtedly add beauty to your personal space or be an excellent gift choice for those loved ones who think they already have it all.
Jennifer Umphress was born and raised in California, in 1991 after visiting Hawaii and falling in love with its beauty it became my home. I began my career in glass in 2000 working and apprenticing in a small studio retail shop in the islands. Continuing to grow as an artist I expanded my knowledge by attending Sundance Art Center in Santa Cruz, California (December 2002). Wanting to learn traditional concepts of glass. I spent one month in Murano, Italy (November 2005) studying under Cesare Toffolo. Since then I have had the opportunity to take workshops from Robert Mickelsen, Janis Miltenberger and Richard LaLonde. In 2006 I relocated to Kingston Washington hoping that the Northwest will provide as much influence for me as Hawaii did. My work is constantly changing and evolving, but I still draw my biggest influence from the Islands and Ocean that surrounded me for so long.
Keep in mind that Jennifer Umphress glass sculptures are considered a custom order. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions BEFORE you order. We look forward to assisting you. The OBX Trading Group custom order policy does not allow changes, cancellations, returns, or refunds.