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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

Josh Simpson "Mega Planet" Art Glass Paperweight 4.5" Vibrant Color NR

$350.00

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2001 JOSH SIMPSON INHABITED PLANET 1 7/8

2001 JOSH SIMPSON INHABITED PLANET 1 7/8" HAND BLOWN STUDIO ART GLASS MARBLE

$84.00

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Josh Simpson ART GLASS Earth Inhabited Planet Paperweight Vase 5

Josh Simpson ART GLASS Earth Inhabited Planet Paperweight Vase 5" 1992

$650.00

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Josh Simpson Art Glass New Mexico Vase Signed

Josh Simpson Art Glass New Mexico Vase Signed

$125.00

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Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet Small Glass Paperweight with Acrylic Display Stand

Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet Small Glass Paperweight with Acrylic Display Stand

$75.00

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Josh Simpson Art Glass 3

Josh Simpson Art Glass 3" Inhabited Planet Paperweight - Chelyabinsk Meteorite

$600.00

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MIND BLOWING Intriguing JOSH SIMPSON Glass MARBLE Shimmering SIGNED 1 7/8 inch

MIND BLOWING Intriguing JOSH SIMPSON Glass MARBLE Shimmering SIGNED 1 7/8 inch

$280.00

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Josh Simpson Infinity Project Inhabited Planet, 2 1/4

Josh Simpson Infinity Project Inhabited Planet, 2 1/4"

$150.00

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Josh Simpson Blue New Mexico Perfume Bottle Signed Mint NoRes

Josh Simpson Blue New Mexico Perfume Bottle Signed Mint NoRes

$219.99

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Josh Simpson - Gravitron Bubble - Blown Glass Art - Otherworld- 730-03712

Josh Simpson - Gravitron Bubble - Blown Glass Art - Otherworld- 730-03712

$150.00

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Josh Simpson 1 7/8

Josh Simpson 1 7/8" Glass Paperweight - Signed.

$50.00

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Josh Simpson Inhabited Vase 5 1/2

Josh Simpson Inhabited Vase 5 1/2" H x 4 1/2" D

$725.00

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JOSH SIMPSON SIGNED ARTIST PROOF 3

JOSH SIMPSON SIGNED ARTIST PROOF 3" INH. PLANET PAPERWEIGHT

$425.00

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Josh Simpson Blown Glass Gravitron Sphere - 730-03709

Josh Simpson Blown Glass Gravitron Sphere - 730-03709

$80.00

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BEAUTIFUL JOSH SIMPSON CORONA CAT'S EYE NEBULA SPHERE - 1-7/8

BEAUTIFUL JOSH SIMPSON CORONA CAT'S EYE NEBULA SPHERE - 1-7/8" MARBLE .. 0816D

$110.00

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Josh Simpson - Iridescent Bubble Planet Blown Glass - 730-03710 -initialed

Josh Simpson - Iridescent Bubble Planet Blown Glass - 730-03710 -initialed

$80.00

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Signed Josh Simpson Clear & Red Studio Art Glass Tumbler Vase

Signed Josh Simpson Clear & Red Studio Art Glass Tumbler Vase

$99.99

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Josh simpson planet marble, dichro, soft glass, boro,

Josh simpson planet marble, dichro, soft glass, boro,

$129.99

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8.25

8.25" x 4.50" Tektite Glass Bowl Josh Simpson Possibly Inhabited Planet

$2,000.00

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1974 Signed Josh Simpson Aqua Blue Free Hand Blown 9

1974 Signed Josh Simpson Aqua Blue Free Hand Blown 9" Wine Water Goblet Glass

$225.00

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JOSH SIMPSON

JOSH SIMPSON "Planet" Series Signed Print

$99.99

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