Scott Pernicka – Glass Artist
Internal Fire Glass is the home of award-winning glass artist Scott Pernicka.
Scott’s handcrafted glass vortex spheres are an amazing alchemy of glass and physics that transcend the physicality of the glass itself. The optical illusion created with high-quality glass and master craftsmanship is a visual escape in the palm of your hand. Using science, physics, artistic vision and a meticulous attention to detail, Scott handcrafts each piece exclusively with Borosilicate (hard) glass for clarity. Shaping the glass at temperatures over 3000 degrees, a combination of 99.99% pure gold, silver, crystallized metals, or metal oxides are added to produce an array of beautiful colors. Exquisite and complex, each vortex sphere is a one-of-a-kind reflection of Scott’s passion for fine art craftsmanship that will last for generations to come.
Scott Pernicka was born in Santa Fe and grew up on a cattle ranch in northern New Mexico. In college, Scott enjoyed experimenting with three dimensional space in sculpture and discovered the importance of color in painting. Working in glass for over 20 years, Scott strives to push the boundaries of color and form on his on-going quest to find new creative possibilities in his art practice.
In the Store
The one-of-a-kind glass art created by Scott Pernicka is available for purchase in the store and by special order. For special orders, simply include a note during checkout to request specific colors in your piece. Requests for commissions, workshops and artist talks can be made by contacting Scott directly using the contact form.