PHOTO BY BUCK GLASS

Learn | 02.13.2024

Behind The Brand: Buck Glass, Combining Glass, Art & Functionality

Meet the artistry of Ryan "Buck" Harris and his extraordinary glass creations.

Glassblowing is undeniably an art form that captures the essence of creativity, precision, and passion.

While glass bongs are artistic creations in and of themselves, there is a master craftsman who takes the art of glassblowing where you wouldn’t think possible. Buck Glass is a brand that bridges the gap between the functional and the artistic, presenting glass pieces that deserve a place in museums and art galleries.

And while they are stunning works of art, they are also exceptionally functional, allowing you to enjoy your favorite herbs in a style never seen before.

Behind The Brand

PHOTO BY BUCK GLASS

The creative soul behind Buck Glass is visionary artist Ryan “Buck” Harris. With over two decades of dedication to the delicate art of glassblowing, Buck doesn’t just create glass pieces; he brings to life true masterpieces that uniquely fuse function and aesthetics.

Located in a small town on the picturesque Oregon coast, Buck’s studio becomes the epicenter of a dance of creativity and skill. Here, amidst crashing waves and trees whispering secrets, Buck meticulously works on each piece.

The studio is not just a place to work; it is a sanctuary where Buck’s artistic vision comes to life.

Each piece of Buck Glass carries with it the imprint of the nature that surrounds it. Buck’s inspiration comes not only from the burning flame of the blowtorch but also from the whispers of the surrounding forest. In his little corner on the Oregon coast, natural beauty becomes the canvas on which Buck smears his glass creations.

Each piece is an expression of artistic essence, with meticulous detailing that reflects the artist’s mastery of color, form, optics, and symmetry.

Buck has forged a unique path, staying on the cutting edge of materials and techniques, even experimenting with custom colors. His artistic progression is a journey driven by an indomitable creative force and passion.

Transcendence At The Museum Of Glass With "Triceratops"

PHOTO BY BUCK GLASS

2024, Buck’s work made history by becoming the first permanent installation of functional glass art at the Museum of Glass.

This recognition not only solidifies Buck Glass’ position in the art world but also marks a milestone in the acceptance of functional glass art in prestigious settings.

Celebrated for its anatomical skeletons and intricate engineering, Buck’s portfolio boasts some of the largest and most elaborate works of borosilicate glass art. His creations, a true marriage of art and functionality, have deservedly found a home among the Museum of Glass’ timeless exhibits, especially with his “Triceratops” work.

The “Triceratops” is a fully functional glass pipe. Yes, when you see it you will be blown away to know that it is 100% functional as a pipe.

Crafted with painstaking precision, this intricate piece showcases Harris’ ability to combine unexpected elements into stunning glass sculptures. The Triceratops exemplify the evolution of glass pipe art, pushing the boundaries of the traditional torch sculpting technique.

With “Triceratops” a bridge has been bridged between the functional and the fine arts, ushering in a new era for avant-garde glassmakers.

In conclusion, Buck Glass and the artistic vision of Ryan “Buck” Harris redefine the perception of art glass. His creations, on display at the Museum of Glass, are a testament to the brand’s dedication to pushing artistic boundaries.

Buck Glass does not simply produce glass pieces but creates masterpieces that transcend the ordinary not only for their beauty but also for their functionality.

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