Joel & Candace Bless
Joel and Candace Bless are a husband and wife team known for their handblown and cast glass designs that capture and radiate light. Joel and Candace Bless collaborate on a luminous series of handblown and cast glass candlesticks, bowls, and lamps. They combine modern and ancient techniques to achieve unique effects and possibilities in glass. In their series, Cast Glass Candlesticks, Joel and Candace pour molten clear crystal, sometimes accented with color, into a handcrafted graphite form. This demanding process requires physical agility and strength along with quick decision making while tolerating intense heat from the molten glass. This technique allows for random patterns to form during the cooling process.