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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 1996 glass marble flat bottom planet 1 7/16

Josh Simpson 1996 glass marble flat bottom planet 1 7/16" signed JS96

$79.95

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Josh Simpson Amber with iridescent interior 8 1/2

Josh Simpson Amber with iridescent interior 8 1/2" art glass vase

$175.00

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Josh Simpson-1996-Hand-Made Art Glass-Colorful

Josh Simpson-1996-Hand-Made Art Glass-Colorful "Inhabited Planet" 1-7/8" Marble

$67.00

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Josh Simpson Red & Black Vase 5

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

$175.00

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JOSH SIMPSON Art Glass

JOSH SIMPSON Art Glass "Portal" Signed JS94

$67.00

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JOSH SIMPSON Art Glass Marble crying eye Planet with cut Crystal stand OOAK

JOSH SIMPSON Art Glass Marble crying eye Planet with cut Crystal stand OOAK

$100.00

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Josh Simpson Amber with iridescent interior 6

Josh Simpson Amber with iridescent interior 6" Art Glass Vase

$89.99

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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

$149.00

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Josh Simpson Blown Glass Living Planet Hand Signed and Marked JS 00

Josh Simpson Blown Glass Living Planet Hand Signed and Marked JS 00

$79.99

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Rare Josh Simpson Art Glass Paperweight - Awsome Tektite Portal Sculpture

Rare Josh Simpson Art Glass Paperweight - Awsome Tektite Portal Sculpture

$495.00

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RARE Josh Simpson Blue New Mexico Signed Art Glass Vase

RARE Josh Simpson Blue New Mexico Signed Art Glass Vase

$295.00

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Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet Art Glass Marble

Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet Art Glass Marble

$89.88

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Art Glass Marble Signed Josh Simpson 2004 2

Art Glass Marble Signed Josh Simpson 2004 2" Underwater Scene

$125.00

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Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Inhabited Planet Waterworld

Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Inhabited Planet Waterworld

$88.88

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JOSH SIMPSON UNDER THE SEA PAPERWEIGHT/with Stand

JOSH SIMPSON UNDER THE SEA PAPERWEIGHT/with Stand

$149.95

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Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Planet Gravitron Series

Josh Simpson Art Glass Marble Planet Gravitron Series

$49.99

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Josh Simpson Corona Bowl 7 3/4

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

$180.00

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Signed Josh Simpson Art Glass Vase 1974 blue Iridescent with Loopings

Signed Josh Simpson Art Glass Vase 1974 blue Iridescent with Loopings

$142.50

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AMAZING JOSH SIMPSON RARE 1994 ‘INHABITED PLANET’--3.82

AMAZING JOSH SIMPSON RARE 1994 ‘INHABITED PLANET’--3.82" DIAMETER

$750.00

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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 dated 1990 Paperweight  Defintely Out There

JOSH SIMPSON dated 1990 Paperweight Defintely Out There

$299.00

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