we first met joe in nyc in 2011 – just before we opened the shop. having seen some press maureen knew we were ‘just going to have-to-have-it’…meeting joe in person ‘sealed the deal’. first of all his work is incomparable, second joe is fun to work with + third – well we like all the same coffee bars + restaurants (that’s important you know).
Award winning artist, craftsman and educator, Joe Cariati has dedicated over 25 years to the practice of glassblowing. He is a designer, maker and mentor. Joe’s work is an incomparable synthesis of calculated pragmatism and essential beauty. While Joe thrives off of repeatable process and predictable results, it is the fact that during any given piece, he can experience elation, frustration, defeat or discovery that drives his creative spirit. In 2003, Joe established his eponymous studio in Los Angeles, California where he continues to refine his craft and push his boundaries as a glassblower and a designer.
Inspired by the icons of great mid-century modern design, joe’s collection of bottles, decanters, and tabletop objects are a study in color, form and function. The Joe Cariati studio in Los Angeles produces thousands of elegantly minimalist, functional pieces per year. Each deceptively complex, one-of-a-kind object is crafted by hand utilizing a unique process of rapid succession using no blow molds. (check out the video above to see more).
don’t miss your opportunity to start or fill out your collection, select a perfect gift (wedding, customer, birthday) or add the finishing touches to your project – Artefact’s February Love Promo 2020 ends 2/29/20 – check it out!
want to see more amazing glass artists at work? check out BLOWN AWAY on Netflix (binge worthy!)