Chris Upp

Glassblower Chris Upp taps into his experiences with Hawai’ian sea life to create incredibly detailed pieces in borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is known for having very low coefficients of thermal expansion, meaning it will not crack under extreme temperature changes like regular glass.

Born on Kaua’i and influenced by his ceramicist father, he now lives on the Big Island. Melting glass since 1996, Chris creates both sculptures and commercial lighting.

“Natural colors and lifelike features are what I strive for in my attention to detail. Almost daily I’m in the water, surfing with turtles or swimming above the reef.”

Gallery Note

Each of Chris’s pieces is made to order and shipped to you directly from his studio on the Big Island. If you have a very specific color or pose in mind, please email us at [email protected] to place your order.

Assorted Handblown Glass Jellyfish Pendants by Chris Upp - Examples

Glass Jellyfish Pendant

$75.00
Assorted Handblown Glass Octopus by Chris Upp - Examples

Glass Octopus

Handblown Glass Honu Pair Sculpture by Chris Upp - Example

Glass Sea Turtle (Honu) Couple Sculpture

$1,250.00
Handblown Glass Honu On Stand by Chris Upp - Example

Glass Sea Turtle (Honu) On Stand

Handblown Glass Honu Freestanding by Chris Upp - Small, Medium, and Large Examples

Glass Sea Turtle (Honu) Freestanding

Handblown Glass Honu Sculpture by Chris Upp - Large Example

Glass Sea Turtle (Honu) Sculpture

Handblown Glass Frog by Chris Upp - Example

Glass Humpback Whale

Handblown Glass Seahorse Sculpture by Chris Upp - Example

Glass Seahorse Sculpture

Assorted Handblown Glass Hermit Crabs by Chris Upp - Small, Medium, and Large Examples

Glass Hermit Crab In Shell

Assorted Handblown Glass Geckos by Chris Upp - Examples

Glass Gecko

$162.00

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