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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.

What you see here are some of the Josh Simpson art glass items available for sale on eBay. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for search here for more!

Josh Simpson Red & Black Vase 5

Josh Simpson Red & Black Vase 5" - Marked 4-22 '03

$170.00

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Josh Simpson Aquarium marble

Josh Simpson Aquarium marble

$98.00

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Rare Early Josh Simpson Opalescent Nautiloid Art Glass Paperweight c. 1979

Rare Early Josh Simpson Opalescent Nautiloid Art Glass Paperweight c. 1979

$251.32

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Josh Simpson Signed 2003 Inhabited Planet 1 3/4

Josh Simpson Signed 2003 Inhabited Planet 1 3/4" Art Glass Marble

$150.00

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Josh Simpson New Mexico Art Glass Paperweight Vase

Josh Simpson New Mexico Art Glass Paperweight Vase

$51.90

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Josh Simpson New Mexico Art Glass Vase

Josh Simpson New Mexico Art Glass Vase

$23.49

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Art Glass Paperweight Signed Josh Simpson Underwater Ocean Scene

Art Glass Paperweight Signed Josh Simpson Underwater Ocean Scene

$100.00

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2 1/8 Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Red New Mexico Planet Otherworld

2 1/8 Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Red New Mexico Planet Otherworld

$87.00

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STUNNING 2001 JOSH SIMPSON AMERICAN STUDIO ART GLASS VASE BLUE NEW MEXICO SERIES

STUNNING 2001 JOSH SIMPSON AMERICAN STUDIO ART GLASS VASE BLUE NEW MEXICO SERIES

$284.66

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Josh Simpson Art Glass Inhabited Planet

Josh Simpson Art Glass Inhabited Planet

$79.99

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Josh Simpson Art Glass Inhabited Waterworld Planet

Josh Simpson Art Glass Inhabited Waterworld Planet

$79.99

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Signed Josh Simpson Blue New Mexico Series Art Glass Vase

Signed Josh Simpson Blue New Mexico Series Art Glass Vase

$185.00

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Josh Simpson Art Glass Inhabited Planet Boston Marble Players Tournament

Josh Simpson Art Glass Inhabited Planet Boston Marble Players Tournament

$79.99

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Josh Simpson amethyst iridescent art glass vase

Josh Simpson amethyst iridescent art glass vase

$130.00

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Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Planet Clear Gravitron Series

Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Planet Clear Gravitron Series

$41.99

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Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Red New Mexico Planet

Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Red New Mexico Planet

$79.99

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Josh Simpson Inhabited Blue Mega Planet Studio Art Glass Vase Signed 1995 Mint

Josh Simpson Inhabited Blue Mega Planet Studio Art Glass Vase Signed 1995 Mint

$1,125.00

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Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Planet Gravitron Series

Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Planet Gravitron Series

$69.99

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JOSH SIMPSON MAGNUM INHABITED PLANET PAPERWEIGHT MINT

JOSH SIMPSON MAGNUM INHABITED PLANET PAPERWEIGHT MINT

$699.00

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2 1/8 inch Josh Simpson Art Glass Inhabited Otherworld Planet

2 1/8 inch Josh Simpson Art Glass Inhabited Otherworld Planet

$79.99

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1998 Josh Simpson Planet Marble Signed

1998 Josh Simpson Planet Marble Signed

$22.50

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