RICK BECK

Clear Twist Figure
Clear Twist Figure
6.5"h x 21"w x 2.75"d Cast Glass
Yellow Reclining Figure
Yellow Reclining Figure
7.25"h x 21.5"w x 3"d Cast Glass
Blue Reclining Figure
Blue Reclining Figure
SOLD
Freckled Dancer
Freckled Dancer
Cast Glass 25"h x 8.5"w x 5.5"d
Hand Me Down Tutu
Hand Me Down Tutu
Cast Glass 20.25"h x 8.5"w x 5"d
Measuring Oneself Against the Moon
Measuring Oneself Against the Moon
SOLD
He Sit-She Sit
He Sit-She Sit
Cast Glass, Sold Separately 18"h x 15"w x 4"d & 15"h x 15"w x 4"d
Lavender Shelf Figure
Lavender Shelf Figure
7.5" H x 21" W x 2.5" D
Blue Scoop
Blue Scoop
SOLD
Green Spoon
Green Spoon
SOLD
Long Amber Spoon
Long Amber Spoon
38"t x 6.75"w x 2.5"d Cast glass
Teal Spoon
Teal Spoon
31.5"t x 6.5"w x 2.5"d Cast glass
Long Green Fork
Long Green Fork
46"t x 6.5"w x 2.5"d Cast glass

In 1982, Rick Beck earned his B.A. in art from Hastings College in Nebraska, where he studied glassmaking under Richard Bird, then in 1989 he received his M.F.A. in glass from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where he studied with Bill Boysen. A sought after instructor, Beck has taught at some of the finest glass schools in the U.S. including the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC; Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA; and the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Smithville, TN.

Beck creates large-scale, cast glass sculptures which focus on form and color; with subjects as varied as mundane household items (spoons, forks, and pull toys) to the human figure. Whatever the topic is, in Beck’s hands the subject is raised to new heights of meaning, both visually and conceptually. He says, “I enjoy the interplay of the visual (visceral) versus the verbal (descriptive/technical). The work should challenge the eye and the mind.”