The handblown glass creations of LOCALS artist Thomas Spake celebrate the organic patterns and textures within the world around us. A river may etch itself through a landscape just as a carved path may meander along the surface of a Thomas Spake vase.
Thomas approaches his muse much like he does the demands of his craft. Before form can be had from fluid glass, one must first synchronize with the rhythm of the process itself. With the fragile molten movement of glass, Thomas rises to the occasion with fantastic works that continue to evolve with his aesthetic.
As a selected “glass master,” Thomas’ work was featured alongside that of Dave Chihuly in the Jellies: Living Art exhibit that was featured at the Tennessee Aquarium for more than ten years. In 2017, Thomas was also selected as Master Artist for the state of Tennessee.
Thomas Spake Studios is nestled in the countryside hills of Jasper, Tennessee, where his latest artistic ventures involve layer studies and sculptural works.