JP Canlis shaping glass on the marver in the Museum of Glass hot shop.      _______  Photo by: Michelle Ann Henley

JP Canlis shaping glass on the marver in the Museum of Glass hot shop. 

 

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Photo by: Michelle Ann Henley

Wheat

Wheat

Comprised of stalks of hand pulled glass, with lampworked detail, Wheat Installation makes a dramatic, yet subtle, statement. 

The options for commissioning this artwork are virtually endless in scale. 

 

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Photo by: Aaron Leitz

 Sandblasting an   Undertow   sculpture from his   Ocean Studies   series, JP focuses on the texture of the glass.         _______  Photo by: Aaron Leitz

Sandblasting an Undertow sculpture from his Ocean Studies series, JP focuses on the texture of the glass. 

 

 

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Photo by: Aaron Leitz

Clear Etched Bamboo Installation at BOKA Kitchen + Bar.

Clear Etched Bamboo Installation at BOKA Kitchen + Bar.

Hand sculpted solid glass installation of bamboo stalks with leaves. 
Custom base available in a variety of dimensions.

 

To view additional information about this installation
| CLICK HERE |

 

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Photo by: Brian Canlis

 JP and team finishing the hot shop portion of a new untitled piece -- disconnecting it from the pipe, before putting it into the annealer.      _______  Photo by: Michelle Ann Henley

JP and team finishing the hot shop portion of a new untitled piece -- disconnecting it from the pipe, before putting it into the annealer. 

 

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Photo by: Michelle Ann Henley

Scott Creek Swell

Scott Creek Swell

The Swell series represents the beauty of a wave early in its life, once it sorts itself out in the deep ocean, and before it breaks in shallow waters.  The simplicity and strength of this series is settling and powerful all at once, much like the ocean.  

 

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Photo by: Aaron Leitz

 (Left) Precise measuring during the mock up in the artist's studio takes patience and planning.   (Right) Final   Oxblood Bamboo  Installation  is the centerpiece of the lobby at Hotel 1000.    

(Left) Precise measuring during the mock up in the artist's studio takes patience and planning. 

(Right) Final Oxblood Bamboo Installation is the centerpiece of the lobby at Hotel 1000. 

 

Windsea

Windsea

When asked to create a custom wall installation, JP had the idea of digging into the concept of a wind-sea. A Wind-sea is broken up surface of the ocean, created by wind, before it becomes organized into sets of waves.  Perfectly balanced and wall-mounted, JP’s Windsea series captures the movement of the ocean and beauty of the water. 

 

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Photos by: Aaron Leitz

 (Left) 2000 degree molten glass awaits JP in the furnace at Pilchuck Glass School (link to school).  (Right) JP's gaffer station includes wet newspaper for forming glass, diamond shears, tweezers, tagliol and jacks;  all tools essential to a glass artist.    _______  Photo by: Aaron Leitz

(Left) 2000 degree molten glass awaits JP in the furnace at Pilchuck Glass School (link to school). 
(Right) JP's gaffer station includes wet newspaper for forming glass, diamond shears, tweezers, tagliol and jacks;  all tools essential to a glass artist.  

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Photo by: Aaron Leitz

The Knuckle

The Knuckle

The first of JP’s Ocean Studies series, the Wave, evolved in college at Alfred University in the early 90s.  The form is indicative of the raw form and power of a wave.

 

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Photo by: Aaron Leitz

 JP building bamboo stalks in his studio for the Hotel 1000 and BOKA Kitchen + Bar installation. 

JP building bamboo stalks in his studio for the Hotel 1000 and BOKA Kitchen + Bar installation. 

Breathe Series

Breathe Series

If a breaking wave travels over undulations in the ocean floor, it can be referred to as “breathing” -- a subtle expanding and contracting of the wave as it moves. JP’s Breathe forms, usually hand engraved to embody the movement of the water, are representative of this action and his many days spent watching the waves.

 

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Photo by: Aaron Leitz

 Before the day starts, JP sets up his tools and equipment at the gaffer's bench.      _______  Photo by: Michelle Ann Henley

Before the day starts, JP sets up his tools and equipment at the gaffer's bench. 

 

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Photo by: Michelle Ann Henley

Backdoor Double Peel

Backdoor Double Peel

A peeling wave, breaking in a hollow manner, is perfection to a surfer. The Peel form is difficult and somewhat complicated to blow in glass – a parallel to the complexity of the moment when the ocean lines up perfectly to create a peeling wave. Incorporating the same form as his Peel series, JP plays with the concept of a set of waves coming into shore with this Double Peel. The lifelong search for perfect waves inspired JP to create the Peel series.

 

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Photo by: Aaron Leitz

 Notching a   Double Up   on the lathe is the last step before installing the   Ocean Study   on the wall. 

Notching a Double Up on the lathe is the last step before installing the Ocean Study on the wall. 

Graphite Bamboo Installation

Graphite Bamboo Installation

Hand sculpted solid glass installation of bamboo stalks with leaves. 
Custom base available in a variety of dimensions.

 

To learn more about this installation, | CLICK HERE |

 

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Photos by: Aaron Leitz

 Back and forth with the belt wheel and the wax pencil in his cold shop, JP spends hours polishing the glass to remove any indication that it was once attached to a pipe in the hot shop. 

Back and forth with the belt wheel and the wax pencil in his cold shop, JP spends hours polishing the glass to remove any indication that it was once attached to a pipe in the hot shop. 

Wheat

Wheat

Comprised of stalks of hand pulled glass, with lampworked detail, Wheat Installation makes a dramatic, yet subtle, statement. 

The options for commissioning this artwork are virtually endless in scale. 

 

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Photos by: Aaron Leitz

Insignificance at Turgeon-Raine Jewellers

Insignificance at Turgeon-Raine Jewellers

Hand sculpted solid glass installation of bamboo stalks with leaves. 
Custom base available in a variety of dimensions.

 

To learn more about this installation | CLICK HERE |

 

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Photos by: Brian Canlis

Wheat

Wheat

Comprised of stalks of hand pulled glass, with lampworked detail, Wheat Installation makes a dramatic, yet subtle, statement. 

The options for commissioning this artwork are virtually endless in scale. 

 

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Photos by: Aaron Leitz