About Himizu Glass Arts, LLC
Located in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Himizu Glass Arts carries on the strong artistic tradition of its home through one of the oldest and most fascinating mediums on the planet - glass. Officially founded in 2007 by Pamela Pollister and Vince Albicelli, a professional artist for over fifteen years, Himizu Glass Arts was first envisioned as an outlet for flameworked beads. In 2005, a chance meeting with John Crossley, founder of Vitrium Corporation, led to a shift in the artists' interest in lampworking to larger kilnformed glass pieces.
Since then, they have focused their glass studies on making glass sinks, tiles, and other glass vessels, with instruction at Corning, Warner Stained Glass, The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, and with Lisa Vogt. Each piece is custom made to your specifications, making a unique functional work of art that should give you a lifetime of enjoyment.
Artistically, our goal is to excite the imagination, which is not forced to conform to social dictates about reality. Opposites can then exist together, and the blending of opposites is a running theme through our work. We focus on a fusion of East and West, traditional and modern, and the synthesis of the customer’s voice and our vision to create custom artisan pieces.
Himizu is the Japanese word for Fire (Hi) and Water (Mizu). Through a series of synchronistic events combined with our studies of Japanese culture, we decided that the word perfectly summarized our experience creating glass sinks. A less literal meaning of himizu is discord, which we feel is extremely relevant to working with glass. While a crystalline structure at a microscopic level is usually desirable in most solids, crystallization in glass is both unsightly and weakens the glass structure. The microscopic chaos of the amorphous solid is part of what lends glass its clarity, beauty, and stability.
Typical pieces you'll see at our shows
Weaved Votive Holders
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