“Glass blowing is an act of impulse. While creating it, you may only realize half of its true artistic meaning. Your subconscious creates the rest, and only after the conception and conclusion of the form can you really see what you are truly reflecting.” – Anthony Gelpi
Columbus artist Anthony Gelpi’s designs are inspired by some of the oldest glass studios in the world, yet are presented with contemporary form and vision to create a convergence of purity and beauty in the modern shapes of the vessels he creates.
Gelpi is a full-time studio artist and has been working with glass since 1996. He has studied at many glass schools, including the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, the studio at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, Glass Axis of Columbus, Planas Viau in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti in Murano, Italy. Anthony exhibits internationally and in many prominent galleries across the U.S.
Gelpi was initially drawn to the fluidity and unpredictability of glass as an artistic medium and these elements continue to inspire his passion for his work today.
Dublin Arts Council was pleased to welcome Anthony Gelpi to Dublin Arts Center in 2008 for an exhibition of his artwork in the former home of Anthony’s grandmother, Eleanor Gelpi, an enthusiast and patron of the arts.