Handmade Ornament ‘Diamond Centered’ by Curtiss Brock
Diamond Centered is a stunning handmade ornament. Sitting on an orange glass dish, set in a protective corrugated clear glass case, the diamond glass commands attention. Both set within a large opaque bowl. This outer brown glass bowl has a pebbled effect, which adds to the grandeur. From a birds-eye view this piece is like that of a flower, with the center the jewel in the crown!
Diamond Centered is a beautiful handmade ornament that’s mood alters with the intensity of light. An intriguing piece for any space.
Handmade Ornament Artist
Curtiss Brock started glass blowing while in college. By chance, he was asked by a roommate to help with their Glass class at night. It was there that the fascination began and lead Curtiss to change his Major. In 1984, he completed a Bachelor of Arts at Goddard College, Vermont, US. He then went on to obtain a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Illinois, Illinois.
Curtiss’s inspiration is nature, the principles and physical phenomenon that relate to nature. He examines cellular biology and makes up his reference point or piece. He believes that nature is the key to learning about our origins and history. Even something as simple as a rock upon the ground has a story to tell. Curtiss’s own work is about allowing the viewer to see into places that could exist just below their normal field of vision. He sees these pieces as markings of his own personal journey. A chance to leave behind things of great mystery and beauty much like those that have inspired him.
Since 1989, Curtiss is the department Head of the Glass Program at the School of Art, Craft and Design at Tennessee Tech University. Curtiss also sits on the Board of Directors at the New Orleans School of Glassworks, New Orleans, LA.
Curtiss has held many solo exhibitions across the US and in France, Italy and Japan. Winning many awards, his work is present in a number of museum collections across the world.