Tom Philabaum has been creating glass art for over 40 years. After much experimentation he perfected a technique of design and form in glass that came to be called the Reptilian series. In this series Philabaum can sometimes layer up to 20 layers of glass and different pigments, thus creating the scales, texture and depth of color within each piece. Philabaum has received numerous awards in recognition of his craft and work within the community including the Arizona Governor’s Art Award for Artist of the Year.
Above: Tom Philabaum, “Round Blue Paperweight.” Glass. Photo by HCCC.