Hand Blown Glass by Leo Lex

Washington, D.C., United States · 52 Sales


Hand Blown Glass by Leo Lex

Washington, D.C., United States 52 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Leo Lex


Announcement   Leo Lex Glass offers colorful handmade glass vessels and display pieces that are individually made in a studio outside of Washington, DC.


Leo Lex Glass offers colorful handmade glass vessels and display pieces that are individually made in a studio outside of Washington, DC.

Leo Lex

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Leo Lex

Yellow, Red, and Purple Incalmo Platter
Purple Carnival Stripe Bowl
Tall Amber Vase
Amber and Emerald Green Incalmo Vase
Red and Yellow Fine String Glass Bowl
Lime Green Wave Bowl/Platter
Deep Red Wave Bowl/Platter
Pink Wave Bowl/Platter
Winter Bowl
Yellow and Blue Abstract Wrap Platter
Orange and Green Abstract Wrap Bowl
Large Gray Hand-Blown Glass Bowl
Blue Murrine Vase on Reverse Axis
Blue and Red-Wine Fine String Glass Bowl
Red and Green Abstract Wrap Bowl
Red and Yellow Abstract Wrap Bowl
Blue and Green Abstract Wrap Bowl
Brown and Yellow Incalmo Vase
Nighttime Incalmo Platter


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Ann Roberson

Ann Roberson on Jun 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

If I could give LexArtGlass 10 stars, I absolutely would. I purchased this vase on June 12 as a wedding present for my son and his soon-to-be wife. The very next day, Lex delivered it in person! My son tells me that the vase is lovely and that he enjoyed meeting Lex. Altogether a perfect transaction, couldn't ask for anything more. Thanks, Lex.


fredmirell on Dec 17, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Excellent art glass incalmo platter good safe delivery A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


krmulthaup on Jun 8, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Fast, efficient service. This beautiful piece is a cheerful presence in our home--a bit of sunshine. We love the work and are looking forward to collecting additional LexArtGlass creations.

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Blowing Glass in the Nation's Capital

I grew up in a small cattle town in the middle of South Dakota. My mother was a musician and pianist, and my father was a carpenter. They had taken a 19 year break from having children when I came along and added a third son to their previous two. I grew up on Main Street. I took lessons in ballet and tap for 10 years, and studied piano under the guidance of my grandmother. I worked hard in school and then, like so many others from that part of the country, I left. I now live in Washington, DC, and I blow glass at DC Glassworks, a public access studio in Prince George's County, Maryland.

I've always had an appreciation for the visual and performing arts, although my own ventures in visual arts began much later in life. I remember being amazed watching a college roommate (an art student) draw a self-portrait in dots as he sat in the doorway of our dorm room. (He also maintained an assembly of vegetables in a still-life well past its prime until I threw it out.) A close friend of mine is a set designer. And of course, I hold dear the memory of my father's work as a cabinet maker.

I identify more closely with glassblowing as a craft than as a medium for conceptual art or other forms of sculpture, although I recognize and appreciate its use in those ways. I make objects that can be used in everyday life. At the same time, I try to bring a bit of levity or color to platters, bowls or vases--in the same way that my father would taper the legs of a buffet or bevel the edges of a cabinet, giving them a distinctly mid-century design. (He learned his craft in the mid-1940s with assistance from the GI Bill).

I enjoy the process of glassblowing more than the successful completion of an object. When I work with fluid glass to give it form, add color in a new way, or practice a new technique, I focus on the moment and other concerns slough away. The heat of the studio puts me in a different state of mind. A state of openness, and if I'm lucky, a state of inspiration and creation.

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    I grew up in a small cattle town in the middle of South Dakota, but I've lived in the nation's capital for nearly 20 years. I blow glass to challenge myself creatively, and I make (often colorful) vessels that may be both displayed and used.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 21, 2014
Each item of Leo Lex Glass (LexArt Glass) is handmade. My goal with each piece is to create an item that is balanced and beautiful. Because of the nature of the craft, each piece is likely to have small imperfections or markings that distinguish it: bubbles, faint ridges left by tools during shaping, and almost always a punty mark on the bottom. Most of the colors that I work with are transparent. To really enjoy the beauty of those colors and the luminescence of the glass, plan to display them in well-lighted areas. The photographs shown in the shop were taken using white backgrounds and good lighting to emphasize the color of the glass at its best.

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Once payment is received, I will ship the item well-packaged, using either the US Postal Service or FedEx with delivery tracking. If you have a preference for one over the other, let me know, and I will try to accommodate your request given the shipping amount noted with the item. Insurance is available for an additional fee. Items are generally shipped within 1 to 2 days after payment is received. If you are requesting delivery outside of the U.S., please convo me before purchasing, so that we can work out details for shipping.

Please make sure that the shipping address you enter during the Etsy checkout matches the shipping address used by PayPal. If it does not, I will contact you to clarify the shipping locale, and shipping may be delayed.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not, please convo me, and I will work with you to arrange for a return and a refund of the purchase price. Shipping costs generally remain the responsibility of the buyer and are not refundable.