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David Leppla

"After many years of working in glass my interest in a sense of frozen motion or time continues to run as a theme through most of the series that I have created. "

Inspired by the ability of glass to seemingly freeze time, David Leppla creates pieces that explore these possibilities. In his Undersea Series, Leppla explores the flowing and ebbing motion of undersea life. Vivid colors and brilliant flashes of light play with the buoyant sense of weightlessness and beauty in the world under the waves. Tropical fish seemingly swim through the glass, caught in a moment between worlds

In his Safari Series, Leppla creates a unique variation of the classic Italian encalmo technique, in which the artist joins two very distinctly different patterns and surfaces together. A very dense bold top gives way to a softened base of ambers and golds that plays joyfully with the light coming through. Leppla has been blowing glass for over 25 years and incorporates multiple traditional glass techniques into the creation of each piece.

The artist received his BS in Visual Art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his MFA in Glass from Kent State University. Professional awards include a Fulbright Award to Sweden, a Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship, and two New Jersey Council for the Arts Awards (including the distinguished artist award). Museum Collections of his work inculde the Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian), New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum of American Glass, and the Musee Des Artes Decoratif (Lausanne).

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Red Tabletop Seed Pods
Art GlassSculpture

$ 980
$ 833
Large Table or Wall Purple Seed Pod
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,450
$ 1,232.50
Red/Yellow Wall Seed Pod
Art Glass WallSculpture

$ 1,900
$ 1,615
Purple Wall Seed Pod
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,900
$ 1,615
Large Table or Wall Yellow/Red Seed Pod
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,450
$ 1,232.50
Koi Bowl
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,350
$ 1,147.50
Angel Fish Vase with Sea Grass
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,650
$ 1,402.50
Blue Vase with Angelfish
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,250
$ 1,062.50
Purple Vase with Triggerfish
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,300
$ 1,105
Clown Fish Vase with Sea Grass
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,650
$ 1,402.50
Tall Safari Series Vase
Art Glass Vase

$ 445
$ 378.25
Cream Safari Series
Art Glass Vase & Platter

$ 395 - $ 585
$ 335.75 - $ 497.25
Small Safari Series Bowls
Art Glass Bowl

$ 175
$ 148.75
Topaz Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

$ 385
$ 327.25
Green Safari Series
Art Glass Vase & Platter

$ 395 - $ 585
$ 335.75 - $ 497.25
Cream Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

$ 385
$ 327.25
Purple Seascape Vase
Art Glass Vase

$ 970
$ 824.50
Purple Sea Fan Vase
Art Glass Vase

$ 590
$ 501.50
Purple Vase with Clownfish
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 990
$ 841.50
Blue Vase with Parrot Fish
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,450
$ 1,232.50
Blue Seascape Vase
Art Glass Vase

$ 970
$ 824.50
Green Sea Fan Vase
Art Glass Vase

$ 590
$ 501.50
Teal Vase with Clownfish
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,450
$ 1,232.50
Red Sea Fan Vase
Art Glass Vase

$ 630
$ 535.50
Blue Fish Vase with Sea Grass
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,750
$ 1,487.50