Greg Clark was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and was first introduced to the art of glassblowing at the age of sixteen. Since then, he has attended Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Washington and Pilchuck Glass School. Greg has worked professionally throughout the Seattle glass art...
Greg Clark was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and was first introduced to the art of glassblowing at the age of sixteen. Since then, he has attended Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Washington and Pilchuck Glass School. Greg has worked professionally throughout the Seattle glass art community and has channeled his passion for glass into a unique body of artwork, as well as a line of functional and decorative pieces for the home under the name of Decicio Glass. In 2010 Greg opened his own studio in Seattle and shares it with a group of artists under the name of Fifty Four Sixteen.
What you'll find in DeCicio glassware is the consistency and quality that can only be achieved by highly skilled craftspeople. Many of the designs are achieved without the use of molds, where the skill of the artisan is allowed to shine in the resulting consistency and quality of the work. Exacting standards and dedication are necessary not just with regards to craftsmanship, but with the quality of the raw material and the equipment used. Producing impurity-free glass consistently is an art itself, but the result is a product that clearly denotes quality. Decicio Glass utilizes recyclable glass acquired from various studios in Seattle to produce its line of glassware whenever possible and strives to achieve optimum energy efficiency in its production studio through use of electric equipment rather than gas fired wherever possible. Greg strives to design and make works that can stand alone as objects, yet compel the viewer to explore them in a tactile way. They are designed with function in mind while aesthetically setting themselves apart from traditional glassware that is widely replicated. Some Decicio Artisan Glass products require multiple blown parts to be combined while hot, a demanding technique involving highly skilled craftspeople. Other products utilize diamond cutting, grinding, and polishing after they are blown where perfection is absolutely necessary to the finished product.
“I aspire to enrich people’s lives and living spaces with one-of-a-kind sculpture, as well as an evolving line of accessible, functional and creative pieces. By choosing to work in a traditional context, utilizing classic techniques with an attention to detail and quality, I strive to bring new and fresh ideas to a craft that is more than two thousand years old.” — Greg Clark