This beautiful, hand blown art glass vase is from Garcia’s Los Angeles glass studio, Antonio-Garcia. Antonio-Garcia is the studio of Jesus Garcia, who descends from a family of well-known Mexican glass makers.
It measures 17” tall with repeating red, blue, and yellow bands of glass that graduate in size from the bottom to the top. The vase features a cinched area at the base of its tube and a petal opening at the mouth.
Signed: A. Garcia ’06 (2006)
Jesus Garcia was born into a family of glassblowers in the town of Guadalajara, Mexico. His father, Teodoro Garcia is a well-respected master of glass blowing in the fine tradition of craftsmen that Mexico has to offer.
At the age of 12, Jesus began working with his father in the glass factories and it was not soon after that his father blessed him as master glass blower at the young age of 17.
Upon coming to the United States in 1980 Jesus went to work for two very well-established factories in Southern California. In 1994 Jesus branched out on his own to design and produce a line of handblown glass wares. He named the business "Antonio-Garcia Studio". In 2005 Jesus became incorporated and changed the name to "AG Glass Studio, Inc.".
All the glasswork in the AG Glass Studio line are handblown by Jesus himself. He does not use any type of molds or crack-off torches to expedite the work, therefore they are all handblown from start to finish. Because of the handcrafted process each piece has its own individual character and may vary slightly from one to another. The level of expertise, however, is evident in the fine quality and general consistency of all his work.
The AG Glass line encompasses a wide range of glassblowing techniques and includes such items as bowls, vases, perfume vials and paper weights. His work can be found at numerous galleries and shops throughout the United States.
When Founder and Designer Cisco Pinedo decided to incorporate lighting design into his business, he partnered with California-based glass artist Jesus Garcia to create one-of-a-kind jug lamps, sconces, chandeliers, and pendant light fixtures. Garcia became a part of the Cisco Home creative team.
Condition: Excellent with no chips, breaks, or scratches