Shelburne Falls, MA
Inspired by the story of Apollo astronauts seeing the earth ‘hanging like a blue marble in space,’ Josh Simpson began creating his own fanciful marble-sized planets in the mid-1970s. This early artistic exploration, combined with his intense interest in physics, cosmology, astronomical phenomena, and all things mechanical, inform and inspire his work to this day.
Josh Simpson is a contemporary glass artist who uses old techniques. Each planet is hand shaped with wooden blocks and other traditional tools at his Western Massachusetts studio.