Master Glass Sculptor
Master glass sculptor James Spehler has a profound connection with nature and wildlife. Living in the Rocky Moun-tains of Colorado has given him knowledge and a deep appreciation for wildlife and their habitat. The great inspiration and powers James finds in nature are blended into his in-tense passion to capture the realism of wildlife in his glass sculptures. By show-ing the fine details of animal anatomy, his work depicts the spirit and move-ment of life found in the animal world. Glass wildlife sculptures by James are one of a kind. Each piece is hand-crafted by melting solid glass rods in the intense flame of a torch. The hot glass is sculpted through the use of primitive hand tools. Molds are never used. The resulting sculpture captures the vitality and beauty of nature, in addition to James's immense love for the nature he studies.