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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!

JOSH SIMPSON 3.5

JOSH SIMPSON 3.5" Megaplanet Art Glass Unique Paperweight

$99.99

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Beautiful JOSH SIMPSON

Beautiful JOSH SIMPSON "INHABITED PLANET" SPHERE: 3", signed Simpson 1997

$325.00

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JOSH SIMPSON Studio INHABITED PLANET Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT

JOSH SIMPSON Studio INHABITED PLANET Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT

$100.00

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JOSH SIMPSON Tektite Portal Art Glass Sculpture SIGNED ORANGE DISH ORIGINAL USA

JOSH SIMPSON Tektite Portal Art Glass Sculpture SIGNED ORANGE DISH ORIGINAL USA

$299.99

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Josh Simpson Inhabited Vase - Blue

Josh Simpson Inhabited Vase - Blue

$300.00

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JOSH SIMPSON 1.5

JOSH SIMPSON 1.5" PLANET MARBLE WITH STAND

$9.99

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Josh Simpson Art Glass Paperweight Artist Signed 1994

Josh Simpson Art Glass Paperweight Artist Signed 1994

$150.00

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Josh Simpson Studio Art Glass Controlled Bubble Paperweight Vase-1989

Josh Simpson Studio Art Glass Controlled Bubble Paperweight Vase-1989

$295.00

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Josh Simpson Blue Art Glass Vase

Josh Simpson Blue Art Glass Vase

$195.00

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JOSH SIMPSON Tektite Portal Art Glass Sculpture Paperweight Amazing Rare $1700

JOSH SIMPSON Tektite Portal Art Glass Sculpture Paperweight Amazing Rare $1700

$1,400.00

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Josh Simpson Art Glass Contemporary Style Wine Glasses / Wine Goblets - 1983

Josh Simpson Art Glass Contemporary Style Wine Glasses / Wine Goblets - 1983

$139.00

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Fine Early Josh Simpson Handmade Studio Art Glass 2 inch Inhabited Planet Marble

Fine Early Josh Simpson Handmade Studio Art Glass 2 inch Inhabited Planet Marble

$99.00

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Fascinating JOSH SIMPSON Inhabited PLANET Colorful ART Glass PAPERWEIGHT

Fascinating JOSH SIMPSON Inhabited PLANET Colorful ART Glass PAPERWEIGHT

$248.00

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Josh Simpson Marble Paperweight 1994 Inhabited Planet American Art Glass

Josh Simpson Marble Paperweight 1994 Inhabited Planet American Art Glass

$148.00

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Spectacular 3

Spectacular 3" JOSH SIMPSON Blue PLANET w/ COMET Streaking Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT

$289.00

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