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Dale Chihuly: the World's Foremost Glass Artist Charles Hajdamach Tuesday 08 January 2019

American glass artist Dale Chihuly is the superstar of the glass world. With his passion for glass, his larger than life personality, and his constant exploration of glass’s luminous qualities and colour possibilities, he creates glass sculptures which are extravagant, colourful and spectacular. From his early beginnings with vessels decorated with designs inspired by native American blankets and baskets, he has progressed to creating huge installations in historic cities, museums, and hotels around the world. In 2005 his organic sculptures filled the greenhouses, lawns and lakes at Kew gardens. His glass magic has transformed the studio glass movement and altered our visual perceptions of this extraordinary material for ever.