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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 Red New Mexico Large Inhabited Planet 1-7/8

Josh Simpson Red New Mexico Large Inhabited Planet 1-7/8" NIB Gorgeous

$105.00

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Josh Simpson Water World Sea life Fish Coral Paperweight 1993

Josh Simpson Water World Sea life Fish Coral Paperweight 1993

$650.00

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2008 Josh Simpson signed 3 Planet art collectible art baseball size big planet

2008 Josh Simpson signed 3 Planet art collectible art baseball size big planet

$200.00

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Pair Vintage Josh Simpson Studio Art Glass Wine Goblet

Pair Vintage Josh Simpson Studio Art Glass Wine Goblet

$299.00

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Handmade Glass Marble, Josh Simpson, Earth Marble, 1, 5/8

Handmade Glass Marble, Josh Simpson, Earth Marble, 1, 5/8", Fabulous

$129.99

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Josh Simpson Set of Five Inhabited Planets with 2 Lucite Stands and Bean Bag

Josh Simpson Set of Five Inhabited Planets with 2 Lucite Stands and Bean Bag

$675.00

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Early Josh Simpson Rare Iridescent Collectible Glass Christmas Ornament Ball 3

Early Josh Simpson Rare Iridescent Collectible Glass Christmas Ornament Ball 3"

$71.99

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Wonderful VINTAGE 1998 JOSH SIMPSON 1.5

Wonderful VINTAGE 1998 JOSH SIMPSON 1.5" GLASS MARBLE signed JS'98 PAPERWEIGHT

$178.00

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Early Josh Simpson Rare Blue New Mexico Glass Christmas Ornament Ball 3

Early Josh Simpson Rare Blue New Mexico Glass Christmas Ornament Ball 3"

$82.00

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Josh Simpson 1994 Hand Blown Iridescent Art Glass Vase 4-39, 5-1/4

Josh Simpson 1994 Hand Blown Iridescent Art Glass Vase 4-39, 5-1/4"H

$219.00

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Josh Simpson Inhabited Earth American Studio Art Glass Paperweight

Josh Simpson Inhabited Earth American Studio Art Glass Paperweight

$212.59

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Studio Glass - Josh Simpson

Studio Glass - Josh Simpson " New Mexico" vase

$200.00

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Josh Simpson

Josh Simpson "WaterWorld Planet" Art Glass Marble, 1.57", MINT, Signed

$75.00

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Rare Josh Simpson Glass Artist Book by Andrew Chaikin hardcover in jacket signed

Rare Josh Simpson Glass Artist Book by Andrew Chaikin hardcover in jacket signed

$39.99

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Rare Metallic Josh Simpson Contemporary Art Glass Planet, Handcrafted Art Marble

Rare Metallic Josh Simpson Contemporary Art Glass Planet, Handcrafted Art Marble

$200.00

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ORIGINAL COLLECTABLE JOSH SIMPSON ART GLASS BOWL 8

ORIGINAL COLLECTABLE JOSH SIMPSON ART GLASS BOWL 8" WIDE X 4 1/2" HIGH

$389.00

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Unique Josh Simpson Contemporary Art Glass Planet, Blue Green Landscape

Unique Josh Simpson Contemporary Art Glass Planet, Blue Green Landscape

$51.99

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JOSH SIMPSON

JOSH SIMPSON "Planet" Series Signed Print

$99.99

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Josh Simpson 2004 New Mexico Bowl 8

Josh Simpson 2004 New Mexico Bowl 8" Diameter Signed

$250.00

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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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VINTAGE JOSH SIMPSON ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT EARTH OCEAN STORM SIGNED 1988 - 3

VINTAGE JOSH SIMPSON ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT EARTH OCEAN STORM SIGNED 1988 - 3"

$102.50

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