William Dexter

 Will Dexter's drip vases are one of a kind hand blown glass.  Each piece is unique and spontaneous, using heat of the glory hole and the weight of the added drips to create a piece that still looks as though it is in motion.  The piece starts as a hot glass bubble at the end of a blow pipe.  It is then shaped, and the solid glass drips are then added on to the bubble.  The drips contain dichroic glass which is what makes them sparkle.  There is a team of three to six glass blowers who work together to make each drip vase come to life.  When finished, the pieces weigh between 20 and 65 pounds.

 Dexter received a BFA degree from Tyler School of Art in Elkins Park, PA and has a master degree from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design.  His work has been exhibited throughout the world and is in the permanent collections of museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The American Craft Museum and The Chase Manhattan Bank Collection.  He has lectured and taught at the world renowned Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle; Penland School of Crafts, NC; Sumervail, Colordo and The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.