Artist Profile

Peter Greenwood

Medium: Blown glass, metal fabrication, woodworking

Description:  Custom design working with blown glass, metals and wood

Peter Greenwood

Medium: Blown glass, metal fabrication, woodworking

Description:  Custom design working with blown glass, metals and wood

53 Piece Wall Sculpture - Blown Glass
60" diameter

Stainless Wall Sconce

Fireworks Chandelier - Blown glass, brushed stainless

5 Bubble Bottles - Blown glass
Tallest 20"
$1800 each

To contact Peter regarding purchase, Glass Blowing Workshops, Demonstrations & Tours of his studio
Email: Telephone: 860-738-9464
To see more Lighting, Furniture, Sculptures etc, Visit
Studio Address: 3 Robertsville Road, Riverton, Connecticut 06065

Operating Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio since 1980. Specializing in custom design work in glass, wood, metal, and stone.

Education: • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI • Pilchuck School, Stanwood, WA • Penland School, Penland, NC • Haystack School, Deer Island, ME • Peter's Valley, Layton, NJ
Museums: • The Louvre Museum Paris, France • New Britain Museum of American Art, CT • Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC • Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY • Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN • Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK • Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL • Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC • DeCordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA • Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH • Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR • Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN • Portland Art Museum, Portland, ME • Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL • Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA • Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE • Ball State University, Muncie, IN • The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT • American Craft Museum, New York, NY • Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA • Oklahoma Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK • The Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA • Memorial Arts Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY • Jacksonville, Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL
Awards: • "Excellence in Glass" Philadelphia Craft Show 1988, 1989 • "Award of Excellence" Washington Craft Expo 1991 • "Collectors Award" Coconut Grove Arts Festival 1993 • "Stanley Tool National Scholarship Contest" 2nd Place 1978 • "Best in Area" CT Industrial Art Association, Student Craftsman Fair 1978
Publications: • Yankee Magazine, Featured as a 2007 Editors’ Choice • Connecticut Home & Garden, featured story. Fall 2006 • Home Living Connecticut, featured story Summer 2006 • Connecticut Life, featured story May 2006 • Litchfield County Times, featured story May 2006 • The Sunday Republican, featured story May14, 2006 • The Hartford Courant, featured story July 14, 2006 • American Style Magazine, August 2006 • The Washington Post, Washington, DC July 27, 2006 • The Source Book of Architectural & Interior Art 2006 • Republican-American, featured story January 21, 2005 • Contemporary Glass Color Light & Form Leier, Peters, Wallace 2001 • Object Lessons Original Art From Guild Artists 2001 • Farmington Life, featured story December 2000 • Bon Appetit Magazine, November 1991 • Smithsonian Magazine, April 1991 • Art That Works Decorative Arts of the Eighties by Lloyd E. Herman, 1990 • Hartford Monthly, November 1990 • The Hartford Courant, featured story November 27, 1989 • Diversion for Physicians at Leisure Magazine, September 1989 • Florida Home & Garden Magazine, June 1988 • American Craft, December 1987, January 1988 • The New Haven Register, feature story September 11, 1988 • The Hartford Courant, featured story May 16, 1986 • The Farmington News, featured story July 3, 1986 • Fine Woodworking Design Book Two, 1978
Commissions: • The Suncoast Casino Las Vegas, Nevada 2007 Blown glass and stainless steel Sculptures for the Oyster Bar. • The Glass Restaurant Glastonbury, CT Three chandeliers, 58 piece of hand blown bubble glass rondels for the windows, Blown glass window sculpture behind the bar. 2007 • Free Standing Glass Sculpture for Temporary Display, The Louvre Museum Paris, France 2006 • Large Ceiling Sculpture in private residence, Middletown, New Jersey 2006 • Large Cobalt Blue Chandelier, Private residence Plano, Texas 2002 • Glass Wall Sculpture, The Greenbrier Hotel White Sulphur Springs, WV 2007 • The Ritz Carlton, White Plains, NY Blown glass for the lobby display. 2007 • Nufern Corporate Logo, East Granby, CT 2007 Glass Sculptures (40 Pieces) • 2006 Chevy Latin Music Award, Glass & Wood Award Sculpture • Promeddx Corporate Logo, Norton, MA Glass, Metal, Wood Sculpture 2008 • Large Stainless Steel Chandelier, Private residence Stamford, CT 2006 • Large Stainless Steel and Blown Glass Chandelier, Wilton, CT 2005 • Glass Sculpture for Keiler Advertising, Farmington, CT, 1994 • Glass Sculpture for Roizman & Associates, Inc., Norristown, PA, 1994 • Blown Glass Table 10’ x 5” Private Residence Philadelphia, PA 1992 • Design and create 100 Limited Edition Goblets for the Women's Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 1990 • Numerous other private collection commissions throughout the US and Europe

About The Artist: Peter Greenwood was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1960. In 1979, he had a shift of consciousness; the mystique, the discipline, the spiritual exercise which defines glass blowing, forever changed his life. At age 19 he took his first steps toward his career at the Rhode Island School of Design. He later studied at the Pilchuck School in Washington State, where he was exposed to the Venetian virtuosity of glassblowing. Other undergraduate studies include the Penland School in North Carolina and the Haystack School in Maine. Peter has traveled to the glass centers of Europe including Orrefors, Sweden, Venice, Italy and Czechoslovakia. In 1980, he designed and built a glass studio in Farmington, Connecticut. Focusing on traditional techniques and experimenting with many different styles, Peter aims to capture the essence of harmony, balance and rhythm within each piece. His work is stylized in form and his craftsmanship is precise. Complex patterns of composed glass canes visually enhance his multi-bubble vessels, bowls and plates. The energetic lines of his wall sculptures invite the viewer to explore each piece in its depth and dimension. The optic reflections of his clear bubble glass, captures the ambient light which produces a unique glow.

His career now spans the range of his imagination, resulting in numerous exhibitions of his art, and nationwide critical acclaim. Peter's portfolio includes work as varied as an enormous dining table with twin pedestals, to a finely detailed 18-inch hand sculpted glass statuette, a replica of the 18 foot statue called the Genius of Connecticut.

Peter thinks three dimensionally with ease and is a natural builder. His works include finely crafted wood furniture, hand forged iron, stainless steel fabrication and stone fireplaces. Peter's insatiable desire to develop and refine new designs motivates him to continually explore the infinite possibilities of creating new works of art. To Learn more about Peter, CLICK HERE

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