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Josh Simpson Art Glass

Josh Simpson is a world-renowned American glass artist who has been creating breathtaking art glass items for nearly 4 decades. His highly innovative and exceedingly beautiful works include paperweights, vases, bowls, platters, and copper wire baskets with glass interiors. However his most famous works by far are his stunningly beautiful and exquisitely detailed art glass planets.

Josh Simpson Art Glass Planet

Josh Simpson began creating his signature blown glass planets in 1976 when he realized that the young children from local grade schools touring his glass studio were not particularly interested in his traditional glassworks but were instead quite interested in marbles. This realization inspired Josh to work toward creating highly detailed art glass planets which resembled marbles on a much more intricate level. Depending on each planet's design he designates it as an inhabited or possibly inhabited planet. Each planet that Josh creates is always a completely unique and one of a kind creation. Josh's glass planets range from the size of a golf ball all the way up to his larger megaplanets which can be as large as a basketball! Of all the collectibles we highlight here at The Prudent Collector, Josh Simpson's glass planets are among our absolute favorites. Their exquisite beauty makes them truly breathtaking to behold in person.

Josh Simpson is also well known for his tektites which are sculptures fashioned from blown glass that replicates tektite meteor glass. Building upon this theme, he also creates his tektite portals which incorporate the features of his planets into their center - thus creating the illusion of a portal to another world within the tektite.

Josh Simpson's glass art creations have been featured in numerous prestigious art gallery and museum exhibitions. In addition Josh Simpson art glass can be found in the permanent collections of a number of museums around the world including the Corning Museum of Glass, the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, and the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. Take some time to explore his creations that are available for sale below and we're sure that you will agree. We also invite you to browse the selection of art glass from other noted artists and studios including Dale Chihuly, Carl Radke, Orient and Flume, Lundberg Studios, Correia Art Glass, Lotton Art Glass and Glass Eye Studio.

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2” Art Glass Paperweight w gold flecks Blue Earth Orb Moon Planet Josh Simpson ?

2” Art Glass Paperweight w gold flecks Blue Earth Orb Moon Planet Josh Simpson ?


$65.00


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INHABITED PLANET MARBLE SIGNED DATED JOSH SIMPSON 04 WOW COLORS UNIQUE COLLECTOR

INHABITED PLANET MARBLE SIGNED DATED JOSH SIMPSON 04 WOW COLORS UNIQUE COLLECTOR


$195.00


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JOSH SIMPSON Signed Studio Art Glass 2 1/8

JOSH SIMPSON Signed Studio Art Glass 2 1/8" INHABITED PLANET Marble Sculpture


$129.00


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Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Planet with Gold Accents MINT

Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Planet with Gold Accents MINT

$85.00

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Josh Simpson Spherical Inhabited Small Planet 1.75

Josh Simpson Spherical Inhabited Small Planet 1.75" Singed 2006

$100.00

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JOSH SIMPSON ART GLASS 1.75

JOSH SIMPSON ART GLASS 1.75" LITTLE PLANET PAPERWEIGHT ARTIST SIGNED 1998 MARBLE


$128.00


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Josh Simpson Paperweight Handblown Art Glass Inhabited Planet Signed Numbered 3

Josh Simpson Paperweight Handblown Art Glass Inhabited Planet Signed Numbered 3"


$295.00


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JOSH SIMPSON Art Glass 1.75

JOSH SIMPSON Art Glass 1.75" Marble Paperweight Inhabited Planet 1994 Vintage


$145.00


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Josh Simpson 2000 Glass Art Marbles Inhabited Planet Set of 2 Signed

Josh Simpson 2000 Glass Art Marbles Inhabited Planet Set of 2 Signed


$125.00


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Vintage 1982 Josh Simpson Floral Art Glass Paperweight Vase

Vintage 1982 Josh Simpson Floral Art Glass Paperweight Vase


$308.99


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Josh Simpson Paperweight Art Glass Inhabited Planet SIGNED 3 1/8

Josh Simpson Paperweight Art Glass Inhabited Planet SIGNED 3 1/8"


$271.99


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Josh Simpson Paperweight Art Glass Inhabited Planet SIGNED 3

Josh Simpson Paperweight Art Glass Inhabited Planet SIGNED 3"


$274.99


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Gorgeous Josh Simpson Signed/Dated JS91 Planetoid Glass Marble W/Stand 1.5

Gorgeous Josh Simpson Signed/Dated JS91 Planetoid Glass Marble W/Stand 1.5"


$155.00


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Josh Simpson Art Glass Floral Paperweight Vase

Josh Simpson Art Glass Floral Paperweight Vase


$399.99


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Josh Simpson Art Glass Globe Inhabited Planet SIGNED NUMBERED JS14 w/illuminator

Josh Simpson Art Glass Globe Inhabited Planet SIGNED NUMBERED JS14 w/illuminator


$200.00


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