Tom Galbraith worked in both the neon and glassblowing industries before turning to artistic glass blowing full time more than fifteen years ago. He has a special interest in borosilicate lampworking due to the organic nature of the process. He is inspired by the plant and mineral world and tries to come as close to natural phenomenon as possible. These light sculptures “sense” the body conductors of the viewer’s hand when placed near, following and changing paths when interacted with. Galbraith has taught at the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey and is currently working on several special commissions for glass collectors.
Tom Galbraith was one of our featured artists at SOFA Chicago 2006 - 2008.