The Glass Artistry of Christopher Bellaeu

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The Glass Artistry of Christopher Bellaeu

May 10 - November 1

The Sandwich Glass Museum is proud to present a solo exhibition by Christopher Belleau. The exhibit, which opens to the public through November 1, showcases Mr. Belleau’s adeptness and wide variety of styles in blown glass.

Chris trained as a potter, apprenticing at age 13 to a craftsman from his home town in Wisconsin. He was eventually drawn to the more ethereal, fluid and translucent qualities of glass. But what really hooked him was the opportunity glass provides to play with color. Chris is proud to say that he is the only glass blower in Rhode Island that makes colored glass from the raw ingredients on a regular basis. This allows for variations of intensity of hue, tone and depth which are not available with commercial colors. Recently, he has been experimenting with irridizing hot glass. He is captivated by the rainbow flow of colors with the variations of metalic and matt surface textures.

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Start:
May 10
End:
November 1
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Sandwich Glass Museum
129 Main St
Sandwich, MA 02563 United States
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Phone:
(508) 888-0251
Website:
http://www.sandwichglassmuseum.org