Litvak Gallery continues its celebration of the 50th anniversary of studio glass in the United States by displaying vintage works by American glass artist William Morris. Ranging from vessels and artifacts to skeletons and beasts, the works presented are beautifully uncanny. Born in 1957 in Carmel, California, it is clear that Morris has a great passion for nature. From early childhood he became fascinated with the Native American Burial Grounds and has been captivated by archaeology, animals, and art ever since. Morris was educated at California State University in Chico, California as well as Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington where he trained in ceramics. His career as a glassblower catapulted when Dale Chihuly discovered his talent at the Pilchuck Glass School where he initially worked as a truck driver in 1978. Morris has since developed a series of individual techniques which allow him to give his glass pieces the appearance of bone, ceramic, wood, stone and even leather. Each piece starts out as molten, blown glass, although one may assume his work is cast or molded. Today, William Morris is considered to be one of the most prominent artists of his generation, receiving worldwide recognition for his powerful sculptures and installations. Litvak Gallery is proud to present selected vintage works of William Morris in honor of the 50th anniversary of American studio glass.