Monday, December 14, 2009

Contemporary Flamework Glass


This is a journey through Braden Hammond's Flamework Glass Art. Detailing some of the macro work involved in this modern style of glass blowing, this one-minute-video follows the finishing touches and completion of a glass vase and shows the many facets and showmanship of Braden Hammond Glass



Glass Art Guaranteed to stimulate your mind

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One minute Video and music
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Absolut Hammond

Absolut Vodka asked: If you had $120,000 to toward supporting Vancouver Art, What would you do? They accepted my proposal "City of Glass" as one of 5 art projects. The Absolut Vancouver Contest runs until March 2010 so please Vote for me! To view the five finalists and to vote click here: http://www.absolutvancouver.ca

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tools of the Trade

Various tools from Braden Hammond's contemporary flameworking facility In Vancouver BC Canada


Gtt Delta
Flameworking glass torch



Aim Kiln



Various Graphite tools


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Absolut Vancouver


We are thrilled to announce that Braden Hammond is one of 5 artists selected to compete in Absolut Vodka's "Absolut Vancouver" competition. "Absolut Vancouver" challenges Vancouver artists to propose an idea that is deserving of a grant for an installment slated to go up in Gastown. Absolut plans to use the proceeds of sales from their Absolut Vancouver limited edition bottle to offer up to $120,000 for the artists to make their vision real.

Our theme is "Absolut City of Glass" and it only takes one look at the city skyline to know why Vancouver has been called this already. View Finalist Proposals.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Molten Hot Dragons Eye Marble!


Check out this amazing photo of a Molten Hot Dragons Eye Marble.
Visit my website to view my unique Glass Art creations.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

12th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl 2009


Mark your calendar - Braden Hammond is in Vancouver's Eastside Culture Crawl 2009! Please come by our studio @ 1177 Parker Street at The Mergatroid Building for some Fire & Glass!

The Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual FREE 3-day visual arts festival. This event involves artists in their studios who work on the east side of Vancouver, BC, Canada in an area bounded by Main Street to Commercial Drive and from First Avenue north to the waterfront. This is a unique experience that we would like to invite everyone to attend.

NOV 20: 5pm to 10pm

NOV 21 + 22: 11am to 6pm

www.eastsideculturecrawl.com

Thursday, October 1, 2009

36th Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market

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Braden Hammond Glass is pleased to announce that they will be attending the 36th annual Circle Craft Christmas Market. This year's Market will take place November 11 to 15, 2009 - once again under the sails of the Vancouver Convention Centre. Guests will find hundreds of Canadian and BC artisans presenting their wares at Wester Canada's largest craft fair.

Click here to buy advance tickets


On Wednesday November 11th come see Braden Hammond's opening night Glassblowing demonstration. For the fourth consecutive year see Fire melt glass LIVE on the totally amazing glass stage! Hammond will take the stage between 7-9pm.
Don't miss the excitement!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Open House Saturday July, 4 2009


On July 4th Get a sneak peak of Braden Hammond’s new East Vancouver Digs!

We will be holding an open house to celebrate our new home base at the funky Mergatroid Art Studio (1177 Parker Street in East Vancouver). Come by between 2-6. click here for more details Vancouver Glass Studio


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ice Cube Collection

Braden Hammond Glass brings you Ice Cube glass jewelry. This entire Collection is made completely out of amazingly clear glass. No matter what you wear the Ice Cube collection is sure to match!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Custom Goblet Set

This custom set of Braden Hammond Glass Goblets turned out really nice! These Goblets are made from special hand pulled borosilicate glass color made by Trautman Art Glass in Portland Oregon. Trautman Art Glass is one of the highest quality of borosilicate colored glass in the world. The two colors featured in this set of Braden Hammond glass goblets are Yellow Elvis and red blizzard.

Amazing colored glass sculpted into spectacular functional art made by Braden Hammond.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Custom Dolphin Goblet

I love to make Custom Glass Creations! Pictured above is a custom Dolphin Goblet that I made for a friend to give to his girlfriend for her birthday.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Enthusiam Goblet Series

The Enthusiam Goblet Series were some of my first attempts at the art of Sculptural Goblet making! These goblets feature Dichro marbles set in organic shaped stems. They also have large goblet tops for maximum drinking pleasure!

Click here to view more glass goblets.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Glass Art Meets Vancouver Fashion!!

Braden Hammond's Dichro glass jewellery designs are one of a kind limited art pieces that are all truly unique. Hammond "When creating my dichro collection I chose to use natural and organic shapes .... This means no two are the same".

Special thanks to Vancouver Photographer Kristina Holtz for the amazing fashion photography!.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Rings that Bling!!



Vancouver Glass Jewellery designer Braden Hammond Brings you Dichro Rings that Bling! These glass rings are made with fire and they are hot hot hot!

Available in sizes 6 to 11

Photo Credit : Vancouver Photographer Kristina Holtz

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dazzling Dichro Necklaces

Dazzling Dichro Necklaces with amazing sparkle and bling! featuring organic shaping making each piece truly unique! Available on 30 inch Italian sterling silver curb chains that adjust to any length. Fresh, Lively and colorful glass jewellery creations by Braden Hammond.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Designer Dichro Cuffs

Take a look at these amazing Dichro Cuffs!! They are made out of a special shinny and sparkly glass that reflects light in amazing ways! Custom made by Vancouver glass jewellery designer Braden Hammond these cuffs are sure to catch peoples eye.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Braden Hammond Bio


Braden Hammond began his journey as a lampworking glass artist in 2003 at Santa Cruz Art and Glass Studio in California. From that moment, he was hooked on the beauty of glass art and it’s endless possibilities. He is constantly exploring the techniques and challenges of glass and is an active participant in the growing glass movement. Hammond’s current art focuses on modern expressions using various lampworking techniques. Whether it’s the clean lines of the Italian Reticello pattern or the crisp pedals of the imploded flower, his dedication to perfection is a distinct part of his style. “I strive to push my limits and the limits of glass every day. I am constantly learning, growing and creating new concepts that take my art to the next level. I focus and explore new methods and techniques to follow through with each of my visions.” Hammond’s glass art is currently in galleries and boutiques across Canada and internationally. He has been featured in The Vancouver Province Newspaper, the Edmonton Journal and has been nominated as an Emerging Artist in The Flow Magazine, a Glass Journal for the Flameworking Community. He has taught several classes at Andrighetti Glassworks, Western Canada’s largest lampworking facility. Braden Hammond currently resides in Vancouver, BC, Canada with his girlfriend and business partner Kristina Holtz.

Monday, March 30, 2009

"The Chimes" Modern Lighting


"The Chimes" Custom Lighting creation by Braden Hammond. installed in a private residence in Oakville Ontario Canada 2009.

This is my last post featuring the installation of "The Chimes" Project. I want to thank all of the people that were involved in the creation of this project ( You guys know who you are: ). I am looking forward to working with you again someday soon. I would also like to thank my amazing friends in Oakville!! we made it happen!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Custom Lighting Creation....


"The Chimes" Custom lighting project combining metal and glass is by far my biggest accomplishment to date... The hand blown Tradition clear borosilicate glass pieces, mirrored stainless steel , Powder coat metal framework and silver fumed lighting covers are the main highlights on this massive one of a kind lighting project.

Pictured above is a close up of Braden Hammond's custom made silver fume lighting covers.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The installation........


I decided to call this custom lighting project "The Chimes" because during the installation process the glass pieces would chime together whenever the metal frame was unintentionally moved. The sound of hundreds of individual pieces of glass ringing together is amazing!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Action.....


Pictured above is Vancouver Glass Artist Braden Hammond crawling up a 30ft scaffold while installing the Chimes project in Oakville Ontario 2009.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Glass.....


Pictured above is all 150 borosilicate glass pieces featured in Braden Hammond's Chimes project. Please click on the link to see more of my custom lighting projects.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Custom Lighting Projects by Braden Hammond


Custom lighting projects created by Braden Hammond are one of a kind glass art sculptures that will illuminate your home, business or gallery. Over the next couple weeks I will be posting behind the scenes content from my latest installation "Chimes". The Chimes project took over one year to complete. Our concept was to take traditional style clear glass pieces and incorporate them into a modern metal or steel art sculpture. This mixed media project was installed in a private residence in Oakville Ontario Canada January 2009. Please click on the link to view more pictures of my Custom lighting projects.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I'm bringing back the Classics!!


Pictured above are my West Coast Classic pendants. They are currently featured on Lushglass.ca. These funky pendants on cotton cord are sure to dazzle in the sunlight, the perfect piece to wear all summer long!

Special thanks to Vancouver Photographer Kristina Holtz for the amazing photo.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

MarbleArtists.org


MarbleArtists.org is a community of glass artists that specialize in making glass marbles. Artists post pictures of their work which is then viewed by tons of people on the internet. Artists, web suffers, collectors, galleries, friends and family are just some of the types of people that will view your work on this kind of site. click to view my Marble Artist Gallery page.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Dragons Eye Marble by Braden Hammond


" I met the Dragons years ago.... I'm not sure why they came to me?? maybe it's because I play with fire"" said Hammond when asked about his one of a kind art Marbles. Hammond first introduced these marbles to his local collectors in Vancouver, BC Canada in mid 2008. " For all 2008, as soon as a dragons eye came to me it would be gone snatched up by a collector within a matter of days. Not one Dragons eye was ever photographed by us until 2009". Pictured above is Braden Hammond's Dragons Eye Marble 2009. Please click on the link to see more of Hammond's glass art marbles.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

For the love of the flame


Flamework by Braden Hammond
I love the flame.... hot....bright....mystical ..... the glass gets hot ........a solid becomes a liquid in 10 second flat....... the control.....the technique.....the gift.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Lampworking Classes

Pictured above is Braden Hammond's Blown Forms class 2008.... as you can see it was a packed house and there was standing room only. All group classes are taught at Andrighetti Glassworks in Vancouver BC Canada. Sign up today and make sure your on the list!

Beginner Boro Bead Class

Sun. Jan 18, 2009 ( 10am-5pm )
or
Sun. March 1, 2009 ( 10am-5pm)

Borosilicate Blown Forms

Sat & Sun May. 23 & 24 ( 10am-5pm both days)

For more information contact Joanne 604-731-8652 or go to http://www.andrighetti.com/workshops.htm

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Implosion Pendants


Implosion Pendants are fun to make.... each one is a unique treasure! If your interested in viewing more of my implosion pendants go to Lush Glass.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Totally Amazing Glass

The Totally Amazing Glass stage at Circle Craft Christmas Market is a great opportunity for glass artists to showcase their talents to thousands of people. Take a peak at this unique video!! produced by Hammond Studios. Special thanks to my father Ed Hammond who put together the entire piece.
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