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

26th Annual N. Virginia Fine Arts Festival

May 20 & 21, 2017 (Booth #804) The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival attracts over 30,000 visitors from across the region. Participating artists uniformly view the event as one of the “top five” outdoor art festivals in the country extending high praise to the level of hospitality they receive from volunteers and involvement from a community […]

60th Annual Allentown Art Festival

June 10 & 11, 2017 The Allentown Art Festival takes place in the Allentown Historic Preservation District of Buffalo, New York. Tens of thousands of art patrons visit the festival to enjoy the beauty of Buffalo’s weather in June, the charm and uniqueness of the Allentown area and the quality of the art and crafts […]

2017 Central PA Festival of the Arts

July 13-16, 2017 The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts brings over 125,000 people to downtown State College and the University Park campus of Penn State each July to celebrate the arts! Come shop at our nationally recognized Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition, and take in performers of international, national, and regional stature on outdoor and […]

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.