2021 Silent Auction Preview

Thank you for visiting the silent auction preview!

We invite you to browse the amazing art below featuring the works of GlassRoots' students, staff and friends. Support GlassRoots, and bid to win!

This auction is happening in conjunction with our October event.  Please consider joining us on October 7 at the Hanhes building at 50 Halsey St. in Newark, NJ from 5- 8 to celebrate the GlassRoots Peters Valley Fellowship.  An exhibition of their work titled "Forging Perspectives: The GlassRoots Peters Valley Fellowship" will be on view showcasing the amazing talents of these ten emerging artists.  The fellows attended five weeks of foundations at GlassRoots studio followed by an intensive 7 weeks at Peters Valley School of Crafts taking a variety of workshops from blacksmithing, woodworking, ceramics, to photography, fibers and encaustic painting.  The Thursday event will be a ticketed event .  Purchase your ticket at the $100 level and get early access to bid on any of these amazing artworks.  Consider becoming a sponsor at the $500 level and get two tickets to the event and early access to this auction.  The auction will be live to the general public October 7 at noon and end October 8 at noon.  You must provide proof of vaccination to attend.

Leo Tecosky, Silkscreened Enamel Wall Panel

About the Piece
30"x16.5"x2"

About the Artist
Leo Tecosky works at the intersection of cultural exchange, craft traditions and the pursuit of knowledge of self. He blends glass making techniques with deconstructed graffiti iconography. Born in New Mexico, raised in Miami and now currently in Brooklyn, his experience living in many places and traveling to others has helped shape Leo’s view of the world. Tecosky has worked in metal and glass shops since he could work and has an art school MFA. A father and a husband, Leo works as a glass blower in Brooklyn and teaches Glass at Tyler School of Art and Architecture.

Starting bid will be: $750.00

Marlene Rose, Gold Bookshelf Buddah

About the Piece
4"x4"x13"

About the Artist
Marlene Rose-Coates was born in New York with art all around her. Her mother was a painter and her father a sculptor of found objects. Educated at Promfret School in Connecticut, she began her exploration of visual mediums at Tulane University in New Orleans. Here she came into her own as an artist, developing her unique style, selling out her first solo exhibition at a top New Orleans gallery. Following this success she went on to graduate school at California College of the Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. She has since traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa and the Caribbean gaining even more influences and ideas for her work. An innovation truly unique to Marlene’s work is her use of found objects as integral parts of her creations making each piece both ancient and modern. Each is hand cast from molten glass in a spectacular process of heat and light. 

Starting bid will be: $2,000.00

GlassRoots Studio, MultiColor Dot Necklace

About the Piece
This whimsical show stopping necklace will catch the eyes of all who gaze upon it. Made by lampworking each glass bead one by one. Followed by colorful seed beads on each side. This necklace clasped together will bring light and hue to the person who wears it.  22" long.

About the Artist
Kate Dowd
Kate is a teaching artist and the lead flameworking instructor. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University School of Art with a Bachelors in Art. She has exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Frame Gallery (Pittsburgh), City WithOut Walls (Newark, NJ) and The Shore Institute of The Contemporary Arts (Long Branch, NJ). Kate has completed intensive courses at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME and Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. 

Starting bid will be: $200.00


GlassRoots Studio, Yellow and Orange Encalmo Vessel

About the Piece
This is blown glass. Encalmo is the technique of constructing an object, usually a vessel, by fusing two or more blown glass elements. The process, first practiced in the Islamic world in the Middle Ages, demands great precision because the edges of the adjoining elements must have precisely the same diameter. It creates the striping effect of this yellow and orange vessel.

About the Artist
With decades of combined experience, GlassRoots studio produces one of a kind blown glass, mosaic, lampwork and kilnformed art glass. The small but mighty staff is stacked with talent and creativity comprised of artists of all ages and backgrounds.  

Starting bid will be: $600.00

GlassRoots Studio, Cane Cylinder Set

About the Piece
This piece is blown glass. Caneworking refers to the process of making cane, and also to the use of pieces of cane, lengthwise, in the blowing process to add intricate, often spiral, patterns and stripes to vessels or other blown glass objects. Caneworking is an ancient technique, first invented in southern Italy in the second half of the third century BC, and elaborately developed centuries later on the Italian island of Murano.

About the Artist
With decades of combined experience, GlassRoots studio produces one of a kind blown glass, mosaic, lampwork and kilnformed art glass. The small but mighty staff is stacked with talent and creativity comprised of artists of all ages and backgrounds.  

Starting bid will be: $500.00

GlassRoots Studio, Yellow Vessel

About the Piece
This piece is blown glass.  It requires teamwork, communication, collaboration, and experience to create blown glass pieces. Many pieces are created with at least two people making it necessary to be able to work together well in order for the piece to be a success. This yellow vessel is an example of just that.

About the Artist
With decades of combined experience, GlassRoots studio produces one of a kind blown glass, mosaic, lampwork and kilnformed art glass. The small but mighty staff is stacked with talent and creativity comprised of artists of all ages and backgrounds.  

Starting bid will be: $400.00

GlassRoots Studio, Blue Triangle Plate

About the Piece
Entertaining or just on display no matter the angle this plate is a vibe. This plate is fused and slumped in a triangle shape with a combination of stringers and frit glass.  This piece is 12" x 12" x 1".

About the Artist
Yazzie Graham
Ya’zmine has been with GlassRoots as a student and then as an intern since 2006 practicing flameworking and glassblowing. A graduate of Newark's Arts High School, she works part-time as an instructor in our Kilnforming/Flatshop studio teaching and making beautiful mosaics and fused-glass art. Since graduating from Essex County College in 2017 with an Associate's degree, Yazzie has also earned a degree in architecture from Kean University.

Starting bid will be: $75.00

GlassRoots Studio, Pine Cone Earrings

About the Piece
These lampwork glass earrings will elevate any look clearly! Made with clear borosilicate glass made to dangle.   These earrings are 3" long with gold filled earring wire.

About the Artist
Richard Paz
Richard Paz came to GlassRoots at age ten and tried his hand at bead making. Now an accomplished flame worker and an emerging artist, Richard teaches students young and old, and created our successful Bead Hive open studio program. Richard has worked with several accomplished glass artists and continues to seek opportunities to learn and refine his work. Richard has honed his skills at Snow Farm, Corning, Urban Glass and Penland studios, and completed GlassRoots Varis Scientific Glassblowing Program.

Starting bid will be: $50.00

GlassRoots Student, Justice Long, Bound Pendant Necklace

About the Piece
Justice created this pendant necklace while an intern at GlassRoots this past summer. This necklace is 23" long on waxed cotton cord with plated brass clasp.

About the Artist
Justice Long is currently a junior attending Peoples Prep in Newark, New Jersey. He recently finished the glass intership program at GlassRoots. He has been creating glass works for the past two years as part of the YES program.  

Starting bid will be: $50.00

Jamie Harris, Cane Vessel

About the Piece
19"x11"x3.5"

About the Artist
Jamie Harris's work has long been distinguished by his unique and painterly use of color and design. His sculptures has been widely praised, and is carried by a select group of exclusive galleries. His line of exclusive tabletop items brings my unique sense of design to the marketplace, and is available worldwide at select stores.

Starting bid will be: $750.00

GlassRoots Studio, Carved Oval Dish

About the Piece
This piece is fused, sandblasted, carved and slumped glass. This piece represents a multi step process in a technique known as kilnforming. First the piece was fused, joining two separate pieces of glass together by bringing it to high temperatures in a kiln. When the piece had cooled it was then blasted with sand at a high velocity to etch the entire surface. The piece was then taken to the engraving wheels in the GlassRoots cold chop and carved the accent lines throughout. Finally the piece was put back in the kiln a second time for slumping, or taking the shape of mold by heating up the glass to a specific temperature. As the glass softens, it sags, or slumps into the shape of the mold beneath.  The carved oval dish is 18" x 6" x 2".

About the Artist
Kate Dowd
Kate is a teaching artist and the lead flameworking instructor. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University School of Art with a Bachelors in Art. She has exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Frame Gallery (Pittsburgh), City WithOut Walls (Newark, NJ) and The Shore Institute of The Contemporary Arts (Long Branch, NJ). Kate has completed intensive courses at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME and Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. 

Starting bid will be: $300.00

Josh Knoblick, "Papa was a Rolling Stone"

About the Piece
60"x12"x0.25"

About the Artist
Joshua H. Knoblick is a sculptor, object maker, and entrepreneur based out of Newark, NJ. Joshua fabricates and casts sculpture at his studios Ferrous Research & Design, an art and design services company. In his work he weaves his personal interests with aural and visual metaphor then adding a dash of history, Joshua creates objects that challenge classic interaction and perception. His new WAV series begins to investigate the relationship between music, visual art, technology and manufacturing process.

Starting bid will be: $750.00

Rain Trippodi, Octavia Necklace

About the Piece
Rain Trippodi has been making glass bead necklaces for 10 years. They enjoy exploring form and movement in glass that approximates that found in nature, leaning toward the ugly, creepy and uncomfortable side of beauty. The Octavia necklace was inspired by research into the movement and "thinking" abilities of cephalopod tentacles. Human reactions to snakes, tentacles and pseudopods range from wonder to fear to disgust. Engaging forms that are simultaneously attractive and eldritch enhances the beauty and power of pieces used to adorn. Rain hopes the wearers of her art feel powerful, attractive, and unconventionally beautiful. 22" long with gold filled s clasp

About the Artist
Rain Trippodi was first introduced to flame working in 2011 when she took a class at GlassRoots. She loves to create in the studio. She has developed her skills over the last several years as a member of the Bead Hive. ​Lorraine is thrilled to be taking on a role as a flat and flame shop instructor. Lorraine has had a long career working as a community psychologist and professor serving youth and their families throughout New Jersey. She holds a Master’s degree in psychology. Lorraine values the arts as a method of expression for people of all ages.

Starting bid will be: $700.00

GlassRoots Studio, Blue Bubble Necklace

About the Piece
No need to hold your breath with the amount of bubbles this necklace holds. Each lampwork glass hollow bead in transparent blue is sure to be the air of conversation.  This piece is 23" long with sterling silver clasp.

About the Artist
Kate Dowd
Kate is a teaching artist and the lead flameworking instructor. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University School of Art with a Bachelors in Art. She has exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Frame Gallery (Pittsburgh), City WithOut Walls (Newark, NJ) and The Shore Institute of The Contemporary Arts (Long Branch, NJ). Kate has completed intensive courses at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME and Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. 

Starting bid will be: $300.00

Rob Panepinto, Clear Decanter

About the Piece
5"x5"x14"
Elevate your home bar with a one of a kind blown glass decanter. 

About the Artist
Robert Panepinto has been working in glass for over twenty years and started at Urban Glass. Towards the end of 2020 I discovered NFTs and crypto-art after following digital artists and noticed a trend in the use of virtual glass as a subject. He was excited to see the huge amount of success and support these artists were achieving and even more excited to notice the parallels between the two artistic communities that seemed to go unnoticed by each other.

Starting bid will be: $200.00

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Flo Perkins, Bowling Ball

About the Piece
This blown bowling ball is marbled to perfection with white and green. The colors are enhanced by the contrasting black glass the colors dance above. This piece was created at GlassRoots studio during a workshop Flo Perkins held with a group of GlassRoots students.  8.5" diameter.

About the Artist
Flo Perkins has been living and making art in New Mexico for over 20 years. Her work reflects in-depth investigations of the relationship between blown glass and botanical forms. Through the study of cacti, Flo began to realize how flowers bud, bloom and collapse relates directly to the technical process of blowing glass; the bubble, the opening and the folding. Her cacti and bouquets continue to evolve and assume new shapes and forms with each sculpture. 

Starting bid will be: $600.00

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Anna Boothe, Bird Goblet

About the Piece
3.75"x8.5"

About the Artist
Anna Boothe am curious about the relationships between our internal reactions and external projections, and ultimately, how we communicate with each other on conscious and subconscious levels. My work is an effort to reach an understanding of these inquiries. I set-out visual networks, or radii, that connect the various factors related to my investigations. The resulting pieces are meant to be icons, pseudo-mirrors, or even prosthetics, that aid in self-comprehension. The multi-part objects I create provide objectivity to issues or feelings that are often difficult to articulate.

Starting bid will be: $500.00

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GlassRoots Studio, Carved Colorful Ring

About the Piece
Size 8, fused and carved glass
It can take hours of standing at the belt sander or lap grinder to carve glass into even a simple shape. Carving glass when it is cold is a slow process involving grinding wheels and belts sometimes embedded with diamond to scratch and eat away at the surface. It must be done with water, acting as a coolant, to run over the glass as it is being carved to prevent cracking. The methodical whirring of the machines can act as a white noise and carving can become meditative. This ring was fused with colorful effetre glass rods into a square block and then cut away in the cold shop to create its unique shape.

About the Artist
Kate Dowd
Kate is a teaching artist and the lead flameworking instructor. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University School of Art with a Bachelors in Art. She has exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Frame Gallery (Pittsburgh), City WithOut Walls (Newark, NJ) and The Shore Institute of The Contemporary Arts (Long Branch, NJ). Kate has completed intensive courses at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME and Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. 

Starting bid will be: $100.00

Rob Panepinto, Wall Hanging


About the Piece

9.5"x9.5"x2", hanging hardware included
Get lost in a gradient of black, white and gray glass. Layered and fused together in a hypnotic way, this piece is sure to make any wall the center of attention. 

About the Artist
Robert Panepinto has been working in glass for over twenty years and started at Urban Glass. Towards the end of 2020 I discovered NFTs and crypto-art after following digital artists and noticed a trend in the use of virtual glass as a subject. He was excited to see the huge amount of success and support these artists were achieving and even more excited to notice the parallels between the two artistic communities that seemed to go unnoticed by each other.

Starting bid will be: $450.00

GlassRoots Studio, Sandblasted Gray Plate

About the Piece
blown and sandblasted glass
This piece was worked on by several GlassRoots teaching artists. Jason and Kate blew the piece. Alix created the stencil design and Kate completed it at the sandblaster. The sandblast design is a signature motif of some of Alix's work that she produces in glass and ceramics.  

About the Artist
With decades of combined experience, GlassRoots studio produces one of a kind blown glass, mosaic, lampwork and kilnformed art glass. The small but mighty staff is stacked with talent and creativity comprised of artists of all ages and backgrounds.  

Starting bid will be: $750.00

GlassRoots Studio, Rose Pink and Black Bracelet Pair


About the Piece

8" diameter
A simple yet sophisticated set of rose and black bracelets to elevate any look. These bracelets are made by melting glass over a torch to create each individual bead. This technique can be called lampwork, flamework or torch work. GlassRoots has taught thousands of people, young and old, to create a simple round bead like those found in this bracelet pair.

About the Artist
Richard Paz
Richard Paz came to GlassRoots at age ten and tried his hand at bead making. Now an accomplished flame worker and an emerging artist, Richard teaches students young and old, and created our successful Bead Hive open studio program. Richard has worked with several accomplished glass artists and continues to seek opportunities to learn and refine his work. Richard has honed his skills at Snow Farm, Corning, Urban Glass and Penland studios, and completed GlassRoots Varis Scientific Glassblowing Program.

Starting bid will be: $60.00

GlassRoots Studio, White Cane Triple Encalmo

About the Piece
This piece is blown glass. Encalmo is the technique of constructing an object, usually a vessel, by fusing two or more blown glass elements. The process, first practiced in the Islamic world in the Middle Ages, demands great precision because the edges of the adjoining elements must have precisely the same diameter. It creates the striping effect of this white vessel.

About the Artist
With decades of combined experience, GlassRoots studio produces one of a kind blown glass, mosaic, lampwork and kilnformed art glass. The small but mighty staff is stacked with talent and creativity comprised of artists of all ages and backgrounds.  

Starting bid will be: $750.00

GlassRoots Studio, Carved Murrine Necklace


About the Piece

18" long on waxed cotton cord and gold filled clasp.
Murrine are colored patterns or images made in a glass cane that are revealed when the cane is cut into thin cross-sections. Murrine can be made in infinite designs from simple circular or square patterns to complex detailed designs to even portraits of people. Murrine production first appeared in the Middle East more than 4,000 years ago and was revived by Venetian glassmakers on Murano in the early 16th century.

About the Artist
Kate Dowd
Kate is a teaching artist and the lead flameworking instructor. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University School of Art with a Bachelors in Art. She has exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Frame Gallery (Pittsburgh), City WithOut Walls (Newark, NJ) and The Shore Institute of The Contemporary Arts (Long Branch, NJ). Kate has completed intensive courses at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME and Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. 

Starting bid will be: $300.00

GlassRoots Student, Joshua "Red" Jackson

About the Piece
lampwork glass, 3" glass pendant on 19" gold filled chain

About the Artist
A large theme of Joshua's work emphasizes perseverance against realistically unfair odds. Humans are fragile like glass, and even the most intricate and meticulous plans can fail sometimes--not solely out of inexperience, but on occasion, simply because life can go south. Joshua submitted works, dubbed the "Endeavor" series, embrace the more fragile mediums of glass and clay, and mold them into forms that challenge that fragility at every turn, to the last moments. These pieces emphasize raging against the boundaries of reality in the pursuit of one's ideals, and the pride that comes in achieving this.  

Starting bid will be: $100.00