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.

Upcoming Events

The Laughing Dog Gallery

Feb. 10-11, 2017 “Artist Scott Pernicka’s vortex spheres are an amazing alchemy of glass and physics. He has mastered the art of creating visual depths that transcend the physicality of the glass itself. Working with for borosilicate glass at temperatures over 3000 degrees, he combines gold, silver and crystallized metals, creating exquisite glass orbs. His award-winning works are sought […]

Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Feb. 16–19, 2017 “The prestigious Palm Beach Fine Craft Show makes its triumphant return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 16-19. This elegant showcase features 135 of the nation’s top contemporary craft artists, offering their latest celebrated works in a comfortable, indoor setting. Join us at the Palm Beach County Convention Center (Ballroom) to Thursday through […]

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Feb. 18, 29, 20, 2017 “What began in 1963 as an intimate “clothes line” art show featuring a handful of artists and a few thousand onlookers as part of a promotion for the Coconut Grove Playhouse’s production of Irma la Douce has transformed itself into South Florida’s most successful arts festival. Today, the event attracts […]

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.