Tracy Glover’s Glass Menagerie

    For nearly two decades Tracy Glover has been turning out kaleidoscopic Venetian-glass masterpieces in the form of light fixtures, vases, curtain rods, and other decorative accessories for private clients and better specialty stores, including Barneys New York. Now the Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based artist, whose studio is housed in a former textile mill from the early 20th-century, has added a bespoke business that allows clients to create their own colorful glass objects d’art from a litany of interchangeable components—including glass colors and shapes, metal finishes, shades, and other defining details.

    “We’re primarily working with architects and designers to expand what I do to fit their individual projects. But we will also work with individuals who want to create something special,” says Glover, a veteran of Dale Chihuly’s renowned Pilchuck School of Glass in Stanwood, Washington, where she was mentored by Milanese glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra. Glover then honed her craft in a 13th-century Belgian crystal factory before returning to the states to launch her own studio. Although Glover’s signature style of glassblowing takes influence from ancient Italian and Scandinavian designs, her exuberant and playful use of color and form give them a decidedly modern sensibility that can easily be translated into any style of decor.

    Most made-to-order lighting designs—floor and table lamps, wall sconces, pendant fixtures—are assembled from a standardized set of components and run from $400 to $1,100; while decorative objects are priced from $45 (individual doorknobs) to $100 (curtain finials) to $765 (a medium-size vase). However, every piece in the collection can be resized, recolored, or further customized for a nominal charge. (401.461.1560, www.tracygloverstudio.com)

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