Glass Artist Extraordinaire
World-renowned glass artist Eric Hilton creates spectacularly crafted sculptures using his ever-flowing inspiration from the natural world around him. Gathering many of his cues from the elements of nature such as water, earth, fire and air, his work carries a sense of cosmic knowledge just waiting to be discovered.
“I am influenced by nature from which infinite information can be gleaned.”
- Eric Hilton
As an artist, Eric Hilton has mastered the balance of variety within a distinct style. Each of his pieces is unique and stands alone. However; the painstaking level of detail and precision within each sculpture is undeniably consistent. Whether there are bright and bold pigments dancing across the glass, or just the timelessness of a clear crystal surface, Hilton's work is an invitation to look deeper.
Eric has gathered his mastery of creation over decades of working as an artist, designer and professor. He now gets to focus much of his time on the creative process. This is what keeps him inspired. He revels in the opportunity to sketch, mold and design each piece from start to finish. He likens his process to that of a painter - each sculpture begins with an idea and a sketch.
Eric Hilton aims to address many of the philosophical dilemmas that face artists. When viewing his work you feel a sense of the deeper mysteries of life unfolding in front of you. His work is both surreal and rooted in the natural environment that surrounds us all. A truly harmonious expression of what the human experience can be.
“Art for me is a vehicle that synthesizes order into the awe of existence. It is the vehicle for dance, music, poetry, literature and the visual arts. It represents the soul of human consciousness.”
- Eric Hilton
Blown vessels, sand-carved and then returned to the furnace, joined at their rims and opened into a disk
31"H x 26"W x 7"D
Pyramid of Mysteries
Prismatic structure engraved, sandblasted, sagged, with wooden base.
12"H x 12"W x 12"D
Waterjet Cut, Sandblasted, Sagged, Cut, & Polished Glass
24"H x 17"W x 6"D