ROBERT W. STEPHAN

Bio    
With the complex and precise geometry that is the hallmark of his optical pieces, Robert Stephan produces extrodinary designs. Robert Stephan’s glass sculptures illustrate the infinite possibilities that light, transparency, and iridescence can be used to create vivid color and subtle texture. Stephan’s glass encompasses a variety of techniques including the application of high-tech optical filter coatings.
Featured Piece
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Effervescent

Effervescent
- Dichroic glass
5 x 5 x 5 in
$ 6,700.00


ROBERT W. STEPHAN Effervescent
Effervescent
Dichroic glass  
5 x 5 x 5 in
$6,700
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Ascending
Ascending
Dichroic glass  
3-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 in
$4,700
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Captive in Gold
Captive in Gold
Dichroic glass  
4-1/4 x 4-1/4 x 4-1/8 in
$6,000
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Captive in Indigo
Captive in Indigo
Dichroic glass  
5 x 5 x 4-3/4 in
$8,000
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Dark Intrigue
Dark Intrigue
Dichroic glass and Granite  
6-1/4 x 5 x 5 in
$6,700
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Diagenesis
Diagenesis
Dichroic glass  
10 x 5-1/4 x 3 in
$9,500
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Dichroic Sphere No. 1
Dichroic Sphere No. 1
Dichroic glass  
4 x 4 x 4 in
$1,800
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Dichroic Sphere No. 2
Dichroic Sphere No. 2
Dichroic glass  
3-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 in
$1,800
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Dichroic Vase
Dichroic Vase
Dichroic glass  
6 x 5-1/2 x 3-3/4 in
$1,200
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Dichroic Vessle
Dichroic Vessel
Dichroic glass  
3-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 5-3/4 in
$1,200
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Dissecting Darkness
Dissecting Darkness
Dichroic sphere  
7-7/8 x 7-7/8 x 7-7/8 in
$9,000
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Event Horizon
Event Horizon
Dichroic glass  
5-3/4 x 5-1/4 x 3 in
$5,700
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Gravitational Waves
Gravitational Waves
Dichroic glass  
4-1/4 x 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 in
$6,000
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Invitation
Invitation
Dichroic glass  
4 x 4 x 4 in
$5,360
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Laminar Flow
Laminar Flow
Dichroic glass  
4-3/4 x 4-3/4 x 2-1/2 in
$4,800
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Maze
Maze
Dichroic glass  
5 x 4-3/8 x 5-3/4 in
$6,800
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Ocean Waves
Ocean Waves
Dichroic glass  
5-3/4 x 5-3/4 x 5-3/4 in
$5,900
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Portal
Portal
Dichroic glass  
4-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 in
$6,500
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Portal Ascending
Portal Ascending
Dichroic glass  
9-7/8 x 9-7/8 x 2-1/8 in
$9,800
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Portal Defined
Portal Defined
Dichroic glass  
5-3/8 x 5-3/8 x 2-5/8 in
$8,100
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Portal Obscura
Portal Obscura
Dichroic glass  
9-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 2-1/2 in
$10,500
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Fire Pool
Secret Pool
Dichroic glass  
6 x 4-3/4 x 4-3/4 in
$2,200
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Sphere of Planes
Sphere of Planes
Dichroic glass  
5-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 in
$5,900
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Spire of Color
Spire of Color
Dichroic glass  
7-3/4 x 4 x 3 in
$2,500
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Triptych
Triptych
Dichroic glass  
3-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 in
$4,800
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Watch Tower
Watch Tower
Dichroic glass  
11 x 3 x 3-1/4 in
$8,700
ROBERT W. STEPHAN Within
Within
Dichroic glass  
3-7/8 x 3-7/8 x 4 in
$5,300

ROBERT W. STEPHAN

ROBERT W. STEPHAN

ROBERT W. STEPHAN Biography

Robert Stephan’s glass sculptures illustrate the infinite possibilities that light, transparency, and iridescence can be used to create vivid color and subtle texture.

Stephan’s glass encompasses a variety of techniques including the application of high-tech optical filter coatings. These are added to the surfaces and/or interiors of his blown, carved and laminated glass sculptures. The coatings produce color shifts where one color is reflected and another transmitted. The equipment used is the same for making components for computer chips and special lenses.

“It is my desire to involve the viewer in exploring the interior and exterior of my designs.” — Robert W. Stephan

Stephan received his BFA degree from Florida Atlantic University and his MFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. His work is in numerous collections including the Chrysler Museum (VA), the Mint Museum of Craft + Design (NC) and the Corning Museum of Glass (NY).

Robert currently works from his studio in North Carolina.

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