Crystal Cased orange butterfly flying over a field of flowers. created by Master artist Bruce Sillars and Master artist Scott Beyers. ~2 inches tall
Orient & Flume produces fine art glass for the collector, using glass that they melt from their own unique recipies. These signed pieces, hand made at their Northern California studio, capture nature's inspiration in both iridescent and crystal clear glass. Nationally acclaimed for its excellence in design since 1972, the glass of Orient & Flume utilizes both traditional and contemporary motifs. The work of Orient & Flume can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Smithsonian Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, the Chrysler Museum, the Corning Glass Museum and fine stores and galleries throughout the world.
Bruce Sillars is a prolific designer considered by other glass blowers to be a true master of glass technique. For Bruce, the experience of designing and creating glass becomes a very personal, intellectual interpretation of his own emotions, perceptions and impressions. While he does not try to reproduce a motif exactly, it is the small details that express the essence of a design. Bruce works mostly from memory, allowing his impression of the subject matter to be represented as much as the details of reality.
Master glass artist Scott Beyers is known for his graceful, free flowing designs achieved through the expert use of "torch worked" techniques. Through his extraordinary finesse with these most difficult techniques, his work displays motifs that display the most delicate of lines, sensitive colors and sense of movement.
Scott Beyers describes his technique; "I work on the composition so that it encircles a piece. The vase design reads from all sides no matter how you turn it. Your eye doesn't focus on just one spot. I try to do work that is technically flawless in both design and execution." This technical skill and artistic vision allows him to capture nature in it's raw form, visually alive and vividly realistic.