sábado, 31 de octubre de 2009

Union Street Glass de Guy Corrie







Guy Corrie, diseñador, soplador de vidrio, y maestro artesano, con la ayuda de su esposa y socia Leanne, crearon un moderno estudio de arte en vidrio en 1980. Mediante la fusión de conceptos innovadores de diseño del viejo mundo con las técnicas del vidrio soplado, Guy y Leanne, forjaron en su estudio un nuevo interés por esta forma de arte única.

A través de su compromiso de crear nuevas innovaciones y su obsesión con el vidrio soplado, Union Street Glass ha crecido de ser un pequeño estudio de 600 metros cuadrados en un estudio de 10.000 pies cuadrados en Richmond, CA.

Con los años, desarrollaron un equipo de producción en la comunidad de la República Checa con los sopladores de cristal de Bohemia. Después de años de producción sus socios de Bohemia han superado las capacidades que habían desarrollado en Richmond y ha mejorado drásticamente la calidad de los productos. Guy explica: "Ellos demuestran el compromiso con la calidad y detalle que exige de todos mis diseños que llevan la marca Union Street Glass. Estos sopladores de vidrio tiene una tradición de 200 años con el vidrio soplado, transmitido de generación en generación.



Guy Corrie, designer, glassblower, and master craftsperson, with the help of his wife and business partner Leanne, carved out their vision for a contemporary art glass studio, and Union Street Glass was born in 1980. By fusing innovative design concepts with old world glassblowing techniques, Guy, Leanne, and their studio continue to forge new interest in and appreciation for their unique art form.

Through his commitment to creating fresh innovations and his obsession with hand blown glass, Union Street Glass has grown from a tiny 600 square foot studio into a 10,000 square foot studio in Richmond, CA. Guy works with a small team of skilled artists who create our home accessories, lamps, and light fixtures here in the studio.
Over the years, we have developed a sister production team in the Czech Republic’s community of Bohemian Glass blowers. After years of producing stemware in house, our Bohemian partners have exceeded the stemware skills we developed here and drastically improved the quality of our stemware. Guy explains, “They demonstrate the commitment to quality and detail I require of all my designs that wear the Union Street Glass mark. I personally train the artisans to create my designs, but usually discover I learn as much as I teach. These glassblowers have a 200 year tradition in mouth blown glass, passed down from generation to generation. Our partnership has allowed us to maintain our commitment to quality.”

Both Guy and Leanne grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and they have always been inspired by the natural, urban, and human elements of this special region. Since Guy discovered the art of glass blowing, he has been dedicated to promoting the art and supporting the movement throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Union Street Glass has become a strong foundation for the Bay Area glass community, and continues to be a driving force in both the American Craft Market, Tabletop, Interior Design, and Lighting industries. Guy’s award winning designs have been seen in many prestigious galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. We strive to create contemporary glass art that is as functional as it is beautiful, that is cherished as much as we enjoy creating it for you.

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