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

2017 Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Philly

Nov. 3 – 5, 2017 With the calendar having just turned, the holiday season will be in the air, making it the perfect time to find unique gifts for family and friends. You’ll find plenty to choose from at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival, featuring the best in local and national contemporary fine arts and crafts. More […]

41st Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show

Nov. 9 – 12, 2017 The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show features 195 contemporary craft artists from 31 states selected to participate in the 41st Annual Craft Show. These artists have been chosen from more than 870 applicants by five jurors to showcase and sell their one-of-a kind, museum quality pieces at this year’s show. The […]

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in DC

Dec. 8 – 10, 2017 A visit to a Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is a feast for the artistic spirit where you can admire the innovative creations of over 300 carefully curated artists. There are gifts for every age group and every interest so  you’re sure to find something that speaks directly to you and fits […]

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.