Announcement   I create all of my pieces by flameworking borosilicate glass in my studio in western Massachusetts. My pendants are often influenced by nature and can feature starry nebula scenes, abstract microbiology and sea life forms. I am inspired by the science of fire and the medium of glass.

If you have any questions about my pieces or my process, please feel free to email me.

Also visit my website to learn more about me and my work!
www.esseffglass.com

Announcement

I create all of my pieces by flameworking borosilicate glass in my studio in western Massachusetts. My pendants are often influenced by nature and can feature starry nebula scenes, abstract microbiology and sea life forms. I am inspired by the science of fire and the medium of glass.

If you have any questions about my pieces or my process, please feel free to email me.

Also visit my website to learn more about me and my work!
www.esseffglass.com

Steve Furman

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Steve Furman

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About

Esseff glass is the creative flame working studio of artist and Chicopee, MA native Steve Furman.

Early in life, Steve had a strong curiosity for fire, intrigued by its ability to change and create. Later, he would be inspired to learn that glass while appearing to be solid and unmoving, is constantly in a liquid state. For Steve, glass is a beautifully strong yet delicate medium found in nature, that, when combined with fire, becomes a form of expression or an experimental outlet.

Steve began his journey in the art of glass in 1998 while working for a local sign shop, creating neon glass signs and sculptures. After attending the Neosculpt School of Neon, in Beloit Wisconsin, his passion for integrating art and science blossomed though his early study of molding glass. He worked for Voltarc Technologies and it’s daughter company Aristo Corporation where he made specialty lamps for back-lighting LCD displays in newer aircraft, lamps for 3M’s negative proof boxes and custom mixed phosphors for an array of neon lighting fixtures to be used in Las Vegas. After a few life altering events, eventually Steve found himself working in the automotive glass industry, which may not have offered him the creative outlet he desired but it kept him close to the medium that amazed and inspired him.

Today, through Esseff glass, Steve expresses his love of the natural world by introducing glass to flame, to create brilliantly colorful and oftentimes cosmically or biologically inspired scenes found in wearable pendants, marbles, paperweights and other functional sculptures. Forever learning and expanding his skill set, Steve is currently pursuing further education into flame working, and he is always eager to demonstrate his abilities to anyone interested in the art. Please contact us for an in studio demonstration or to discuss custom work!

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    As my passion in life, working with glass brings me great pleasure everyday. I find peace in the process and excitement in what emerges. My hope is to inspire joy through the pieces I create, or in the very least a sense of wonderment.”

Shop policies

Last updated on August 28, 2014
Welcome! All of my pieces are designed and created by flameworking borosilicate glass in my studio in western Massachusetts! Most of my pieces are influenced by nature and science. I am inspired by the medium of glass and how it transforms and communicates color, depth and motion.

Please browse around my shop, I hope you will find a piece that speaks to you.

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Returns and exchanges
I hope that you will be perfectly happy with your one-of-a-kind, hand-made Esseff Glass piece. If, however, you do need to return your purchase, I request that you:
1. Please do so within 15 days of the sale date, and
2. Provide proof of purchase, be it your original receipt or online order number.
We cannot except any damaged or broken glass for a refund, however we will fix it free of charge.

While I take special measures to ensure that your piece is delivered safely and securely, I cannot be wholly responsible for what happens to your package once it is left with the shipper. In the event your product arrives damaged, please immediately contact me and provide details of how it was damaged (photos can be helpful). I will then arrange to have the piece shipped back, and will fix or replace it (with a similar yet unique piece) free of charge.

If your purchase is accidentally broken or damaged while in use, I will provide complimentary repairs, providing you arrange/handle shipping to and from the studio.
Shipping
All purchases will be shipped to you via US priority mail. If you would like to receive your shipment faster or by a different method, please contact me. All pendants and marbles will be packaged for gift-giving, sealed in a craft gift box.

Please contact me for international shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each piece sold in our store is an original work of art. I have hand-crafted each pendant, marble or sculpture using quality materials, my own unique sense of design and composition and the highest level of workmanship. I offer each piece with great pride, and with the hopes that you will find one or many of my works that appeal to you.

I do my best to photograph each piece to its truest color, however there may be some color differences do to the settings on your monitor. Part of what I find so intriguing about these pieces is how the color can change depending on the lighting around it (sun light verses florescent lighting, day, night etc.). You may find your piece reveals new colors and depths in different light, and I would encourage you to investigate them under an array of settings.

As part of my process upon finishing, all pieces are annealed in the kiln at the appropriate temperature and time for strength and durability.