Paul De Somma & Marsha Blaker-De Somma are a husband and wife team that do collaborative work for Vetri Glass. Marsha and Paul work both independently and collaboratively on various lines of sculptural and blown glass work.
Marsha Blaker-DeSomma received her Masters Degree in both ceramics and glass and has attended the world renowned, Pilchuck Glass School as a scholarship student and as a staff member. Marsha is well know and respected on a National level along with a devoted following in her local Santa Cruz, California community. She has mastered a multitude of techniques in both ceramics and glass. Although the mediums differ widely, her love of nature, texture and attention to detail run throughout. As displayed in the Virtual Gallery titled Bowls & Sets.
Paul DeSomma is a glass artist who specializes in figurative work. Paul first blew glass in New York City in 1983, and spent the next 15 years working and studying in studios in Seattle, Washington and Murano, Italy. He has close professional ties with artist Dale Chihuly with whom he often collaborates. His close friendship with Masestro Pino Signoretto has guided Paul's technical approach and influenced his sculptural aesthetic.
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