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An exhibition of blown and carved glass art and paintings showcasing the beauty of space.
An exhibition of blown and carved glass art and paintings showcasing the beauty of space.
An exhibition of blown and carved glass art and paintings showcasing the beauty of space.
48 backers pledged $3,755 to help bring this project to life.

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Exhibition of Blown Glass Art

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Each year my partner and I travel from California to Colorado to attend the National Space Symposium in April. We would like to take a number of our larger blown glass sculptures to share with the attendees. In the space field, many of the professionals have had little exposure to space art, and even less exposure to blown glass pieces, let alone the combination of space art made from blown glass!  While exhibiting, we educate the attendees to the process of blowing glass, creating artwork, and how that relates to what they do. Since our sculptures are kinetic and have historical spaceflight artifacts embedded into them, the attendees can also have a rich experience manipulating the pieces and pouring through the hidden encasements looking for and learning about the embedded historical artifacts.

We have an exhibit space set aside for us to set up our display. We will be showing glass sculptures from the small blown glass rocketship necklaces to the larger sculptures depicting our beautiful Earth, the majestic rings of Saturn, and the turbulent storms of Jupiter. We also have several huge kinetic installation pieces that show how the planets of the solar system interact with each other and the central Sun, similar to this mobile.

Our largest piece, though, is the grand sculptural installation that we will be presenting to the attendees throughout the conference. This beautiful work of glass art stands over 7 feet tall and weighs close to 350 pounds. It has a lighting system to let the glass glow and each of the blast clouds from the blown glass rocketship contains a little piece of space history, from Apollo and Gemini, to Cassini and the Space Shuttles.

By exhibiting our artwork at this show, we increase the knowledge and acceptance of art in the professional world. So many corporations are under the impression that they do not use artwork when it really is essential! They don't seem to think that their ads, even their logo, was created by someone as an art piece. By showing and educating them about how important artwork is, and how it is indeed useful in the corporate world, we can excite and engage more people to the advantages of looking past their own box and into the beautiful "what-if" of our own world and the worlds beyond, with artwork.

The project will help to cover the expenses of this exhibit, which includes the shipping of the glass pieces and the materials needed to display and secure the artwork. These expenses are approximately $3,500 that we need to raise to allow us to go and display this exhibit.

Thank You for your time, and for your interest in what we do. And if you could share this with your friends, that would be fantastic!!!

You may see the many sculptures offered for the various Pledge Levels on our Kickstarter Rewards page.  And if you know of some of our pieces that aren't listed as rewards and you're interested in trading them out, just write me and we can work it out so you get exactly what you'd like. If you're NOT familiar with all the other stuff we do, take a look at GlassSculpture.Org.

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    Any amount gets your name listed on our project "THANK YOU!!!" web page, along with listings and Thank you's on our blogs as we chronicle the exhibit. Here are photographs of all the different reward artworks - http://glasssculpture.org/artglass/kickstarter-rewards.html

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    Any amount from here up gets you a blown glass rocketship necklace! This level is clear glass with three fins. The piece is about 1 1/2 inches long and on a leatherette cord. Makes a wonderful gift or a very eyecatching piece of your own to wear! Very unique! Where else have you seen a rocketship necklace?

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    3 choices: This level lets you choose one of our wonderful blown glass colorful ornaments, including the very popular Bacon, or a blown glass votive candle holder, or one of the blown glass rocketship necklaces in any color you'd like! AND you get your name on our thank-you pages, plus the clear rocketship necklace!

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    3 choices: At this level, you can choose between a blown glass wizard wand, complete with a really nice case, or one of our great blown glass pumpkins, or one of the large heart paperweights, in whatever color you'd like. AND you get your name on our thank-you pages, plus the clear rocketship necklace!

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    3 choices: You can choose between the two most popular items we sell - the blown glass wave paperweight, or the blown glass red velvet cupcake. Both of these pieces are just utterly awesome. Or a new piece we have is a blown glass big sized candle holder with candle. These are beautiful and functional, with a number of different available scents and colors. AND you get your name on our thank-you pages, plus the clear rocketship necklace!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    3 choices: Our biggest surprise hit of this past Christmas season was the popular Saturn ornament. We make this using scientific data so the planet and rings are sized to each other, the colors are as close as we can make them and the rings are etched from Cassini data, and on a gorgeous iridescent glass so they shimmer. People who have bought this used it for an ornament, but loved them so much that they then hung them in their windows to enjoy them all year 'round. If you're not so much into Saturn, you could instead get our magnificent Earth winestopper, also a favorite - with layers of clouds in the blown glass, the detail is amazing and functional as well! Or if neither of those float your boat, we also have a Twirlybud hanging flower vase! AND you get your name on our thank-you pages, plus the clear rocketship necklace!

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    A beautiful "Earth" lighted paperweight! The Earth paperweight is about 3 inch diameter and has the same build up of clouds as the smaller winestopper. It comes on a light stand that makes the clouds glow. It's an astounding piece! AND you get your name on our thank-you pages, plus the rocketship necklace in any color you'd like!

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    A blown glass steampunk rocketship in your favorite colors! I just love these rocketships. They stand about 7 inches tall and have three fins like the old-style rockets. They're beautiful and fun to make. We can even make the fins in different colors from the rocket, so you can have a bright metallic rocket with flame colored fins! Just amazing! AND you get your name on our thank-you pages, plus the rocketship necklace in any color you'd like! Here are photographs of all the different reward artworks - http://glasssculpture.org/artglass/kickstarter-rewards.html

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    A blown glass steampunk rocketship in your favorite colors, seated on a 6" cast glass Moon! Take a look at the rewards page for this stunner! And the rocket can be in a combination of colors, with different colored fins if you'd like! AND you get your name on our thank-you pages, plus **two** rocketship necklaces in any colors you'd like!

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    Instead of just the Saturn ornament, why not get the entire set? These ornament are from our planetary series. The set includes the Sun, 8 planets and Pluto. They are made from multiple colors of glass to depict each planet's characteristics. Great for your tree, but can be hung in the window the rest of the year so the sunlight makes them sparkle and glow. AND you get your name on our thank-you pages, plus **two** rocketship necklaces in any colors you'd like!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    A large blown glass steampunk rocketship in your favorite colors, sitting on a massive 8" cast glass Moon!!! This sculpture is absolutely amazing. The moon texture... The beautiful glass... Wow! AND you get your name on our thank-you pages, plus **two** rocketship necklaces in any colors you'd like!

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    OK, hold on to your hats... This level takes one of our large rockets and makes it into a lamp, sitting on a sculpted blown glass pedestal base made to look like rocket plumes. The rocket lights up and the flame plume lights up too... It's just freaking amazing! And of course, the rocket can be in whatever colors you'd like and I'll help you make the best color decisions to get the best lighting effects. AND you get your name on our thank-you pages, plus **two** rocketship necklaces in any colors you'd like! Here are photographs of all the different reward artworks - http://glasssculpture.org/artglass/kickstarter-rewards.html

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