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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 use our site search to see even more items!

ONE AMAZING SIGNED JOSH SIMPSON POSSIBLY INHABITED PLANET .. 1-3/4

ONE AMAZING SIGNED JOSH SIMPSON POSSIBLY INHABITED PLANET .. 1-3/4" .. 0619A

$54.75

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ONE AMAZING SIGNED JOSH SIMPSON POSSIBLY INHABITED PLANET .. 1-7/8

ONE AMAZING SIGNED JOSH SIMPSON POSSIBLY INHABITED PLANET .. 1-7/8" .. 0619B

$57.89

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AMAZING Art By JOSH SIMPSON Inhabited PLANET Glass MARBLE 1.9

AMAZING Art By JOSH SIMPSON Inhabited PLANET Glass MARBLE 1.9" Sphere

$126.65

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JOSH SIMPSON ART GLASS VASE 1987

JOSH SIMPSON ART GLASS VASE 1987

$350.00

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Gorgeous Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet Paperweight Signed Earth Space Sea Stand

Gorgeous Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet Paperweight Signed Earth Space Sea Stand

$199.99

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JOSH SIMPSON STUDIO

JOSH SIMPSON STUDIO "INHABITED PLANET" SPHERE: Blues,Red Satellite 1 7/8", 2001

$138.00

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Vintage Signed Josh Simpson 1994 JS94 Glass Marble Sphere Planet w/ Stand

Vintage Signed Josh Simpson 1994 JS94 Glass Marble Sphere Planet w/ Stand

$99.94

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Striking JOSH SIMPSON STUDIO

Striking JOSH SIMPSON STUDIO "INHABITED PLANET" SPHERE: Blues,Red,Gold,1.5",1995

$128.00

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JOSH SIMPSON STUDIO ART GLASS BLUE VASE SIGNED AND DATED

JOSH SIMPSON STUDIO ART GLASS BLUE VASE SIGNED AND DATED

$126.65

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Vintage Signed Josh Simpson JS99 Glass Marble Sphere Planet w/ Acrylic Stand

Vintage Signed Josh Simpson JS99 Glass Marble Sphere Planet w/ Acrylic Stand

$89.99

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JOSH SIMPSON Glass INHABITED PLANET World Globe SPHERE Art COLLECTION Signed $$

JOSH SIMPSON Glass INHABITED PLANET World Globe SPHERE Art COLLECTION Signed $$

$1,725.00

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Spectacular JOSH SIMPSON Blue PLANET with COMET Streaking Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT

Spectacular JOSH SIMPSON Blue PLANET with COMET Streaking Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT

$246.50

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Unusual JOSH SIMPSON STUDIO

Unusual JOSH SIMPSON STUDIO "INHABITED PLANET" SPHERE: Orbiting Flower , 2"

$80.00

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NIB Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet - JS '94 Glass Sphere 1.5

NIB Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet - JS '94 Glass Sphere 1.5"D with 3" Stand

$74.99

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JOSH SIMPSON UNSIGNED ART GLASS MARBLE PLANET

JOSH SIMPSON UNSIGNED ART GLASS MARBLE PLANET

$45.44

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Josh Simpson Corona Bowl 7 3/4

Josh Simpson Corona Bowl 7 3/4" Diameter - Signed Snow Farm Benefit c2006

$165.00

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Josh Simpson Red & Black Vase 5

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

$165.00

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Alluring JOSH SIMPSON World PLANET Globe Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT

Alluring JOSH SIMPSON World PLANET Globe Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT

$276.25

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Awesome JOSH SIMPSON Studio INHABITED PLANET Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT

Awesome JOSH SIMPSON Studio INHABITED PLANET Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT

$272.00

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Josh Simpson pair of Amberina/Ruby Red Wine Stems Hand Crafted Art Glass

Josh Simpson pair of Amberina/Ruby Red Wine Stems Hand Crafted Art Glass

$250.00

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Josh Simpson Cobalt Blue Wine Glass Signed Mint NoR

Josh Simpson Cobalt Blue Wine Glass Signed Mint NoR

$89.99

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