Glass Salmon for Kus-kus-sum
Chris is currently giving 100% of the proceeds from his piece “Salish Sea Silvers”, which retails at $4,750, to Kus-kus-sum as well as 50% from the sale of “Female chum” $1750 and “Anglers’ Dream” $7250. His kiln cast glass salmon have won awards and are featured in over 10 galleries, resorts, and museums from Tofino to Whistler.
Making these unique salmon involves many stages, including creating a clay prototype and two kiln firings. The whole process can take two to three weeks to complete (read more about how Chris makes his salmon…). “I make the Glass Salmon, not to reproduce the fish but to create a likeness in glass that is glass with a Salmon appearing. Each Glass Salmon is an individual, one of a kind. I do seriously try to make each fish a recognizable species and sex, with appropriate colouration. I make them as glassy as possible and each individual has a personality and spirit.”
Christopher currently lives in Nanoose Bay. He has been creating fine art glass pieces since 1977. His studio Glaskrafter Art Glass is one of the oldest established art glass studios on Vancouver Island.
Contact Christopher Smith
To find out more or choose a salmon
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Mailing Address & Studio Location:8226 Sabre Road Lantzville, BC V0R 2H0 Canada
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