Welcome to the website for Joshua Tracy Glass! Established in 2004, we have been creating handcrafted glass art in the Baltimore area for nearly 20 years. Using traditional and modern glassblowing techniques, Joshua Tracy creates handmade sculptures, ornaments, pumpkins, paperweights, flowers, vases, bowls, lighting fixtures and custom commissions. Working as the apprentice for Master Glassblower, Anthony Corradetti, since 2004 Joshua is carrying on a tradition of glassblowing excellence, which Corradetti established decades ago in Baltimore City. (www.corradetti.com)
Classically trained by some of the premier glassblowing experts in the world, Tracy creates unique off-hand vessel forms with bold color schemes and intricate patterns. These modern interpretations of timeless vessel shapes allow the artist to pay homage to past masters of his ancient craft, while the bold color schemes, innovative patterns and surface textures allow Tracy to inject, activate and transform each vessel shape into modern abstract 3-D paintings.
In his latest body of work, the artist switched gears from vessel-making to sculpting blown glass fish. An avid fly angler, Tracy aims to recreate the beauty essence of each fish species as if they were just pulled from the waters of their natural habitat. According to Tracy "glass is the perfect medium to express the vibrancy of colors, fluidity of form and complexity of patterning as I observe and interact with these fish during my catch-and-release escapades!"