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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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1984 Josh Simpson Art Glass Paperweight 3” Planet Floral Flower

1984 Josh Simpson Art Glass Paperweight 3” Planet Floral Flower

$102.50

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1989 Josh Simpson Art Glass Paperweight 2-7/8” Controlled Bubble

1989 Josh Simpson Art Glass Paperweight 2-7/8” Controlled Bubble

$8.50

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Signed Josh Simpson 3” Inhabited Planet Paperweight 1999

Signed Josh Simpson 3” Inhabited Planet Paperweight 1999

$200.00

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Josh SIMPSON Inhabited Planet SATELLITE Studio Art Glass Paperweight on Stand

Josh SIMPSON Inhabited Planet SATELLITE Studio Art Glass Paperweight on Stand

$89.50

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Josh Simpson Planet Vase 5” tall

Josh Simpson Planet Vase 5” tall

$450.00

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JOSH SIMPSON INHABITED PLANET PAPERWEIGHT: Tethered Station, Satellite

JOSH SIMPSON INHABITED PLANET PAPERWEIGHT: Tethered Station, Satellite", 3",1991

$345.00

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JOSH SIMPSON INHABITED PLANET PAPERWEIGHT: Blue/Multi,2 Orbiting Objects,3

JOSH SIMPSON INHABITED PLANET PAPERWEIGHT: Blue/Multi,2 Orbiting Objects,3",2005

$208.00

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Josh Simpson Studio Art Glass Blue New Mexico Bowl 6 3/4, Brilliant Blues

Josh Simpson Studio Art Glass Blue New Mexico Bowl 6 3/4, Brilliant Blues

$87.00

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Josh Simpson Planet Vase 4 1/2” tall

Josh Simpson Planet Vase 4 1/2” tall

$450.00

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JOSH SIMPSON glass

JOSH SIMPSON glass

$225.00

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Josh SIMPSON Inhabited Planet Studio Art Glass Paperweight on Stand

Josh SIMPSON Inhabited Planet Studio Art Glass Paperweight on Stand

$71.55

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Fascinating Josh Simpson Art Glass

Fascinating Josh Simpson Art Glass "Inhabited Planet" Paperweight Signed and Num

$345.00

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EARLY JOSH SIMPSON ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT VASE SIGNED AND NUMBERED 1977 MINT

EARLY JOSH SIMPSON ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT VASE SIGNED AND NUMBERED 1977 MINT

$200.00

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Amazing JOSH SIMPSON PLANET PAPERWEIGHT: Controlled Bubbles, 3.25

Amazing JOSH SIMPSON PLANET PAPERWEIGHT: Controlled Bubbles, 3.25", Signed,1988

$169.00

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SIGNED JOSH SIMPSON 1 7/8

SIGNED JOSH SIMPSON 1 7/8" INHABITED PLANET SPHERE ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

$150.00

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