Lynn Read is an artist, craftsman and educator extraordinaire in all things glass. He founded Vitreluxe Glassworks in 1999 out of Portland Oregon on the premise of having a glass studio that was both inventive but also harkens to the landmarks of mid-century modern glassware.
What I find telling is Read’s background in watercolor painting and how the study of transparency and malleability is so evident in his glass designs today. His designs include lighting, barware, vases and bowls. Some designs are thick, angular and crystal-like, while others are light, transparent and ethereal. All of the designs are beautifully modern.