Clinton Smith has been creating works in glass since 1999 when he was first introduced to the medium by Tim Bristow at his studio in the famous Webatuck Craft Village in Hudson, NY. Growing up in Connecticut, he has always been inspired by his natural surroundings. After completing a two year apprenticeship with Bristow he continued working in glass at several other local shops including Larson’s Glass Studio & Gilmore Glass in NY. Clinton has been working full time for Gartner/Blade Studios since 2003. While he enjoys his time as assistant in the Gartner/Blade hot shop, his true passion is found in flameworking. He has on two separate occasions assisted Master torchworker Paul Stankard in live demonstrations. He has also been the guest speaker at marble conventions and other glass related shows. Clinton Smith began wholesaling his paperweights to galleries in 2011 and Liquid Sands was proud to be one of the first in the nation to represent his work.

Clinton’s paperweights are made individually by hand. He creates each detailed piece in his flame one at a time then sets them on a hot plate awaiting final arrangement. Once in their final position the entire piece is covered with Schott Crystal, which is among the purest crystal available in the world today.  The final result is a fantastic scene trapped in a crystal clear dome of glass. Each is a unique work, with incredible attention to detail. Truly a paperweight to be enjoyed from all angles. We believe Clinton is a rising star in the world of flameworking and we look forward to what majestic scenes he will conjure up next.

Pink Flora - $295

2 1/2” Diameter

Clinton Smith

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2 1/2” Diameter

Ocean Reef - $325

2 1/2” Diameter

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2 1/2” Diameter

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