Stephan Schlanser, who creates original designs in sparkling glass candlesticks, bowls, vases and sculptural works, began working in glass in 1983 and maintains his own studio in Southern California.
Schlanser uses the ancient technique of kiln forming, also called fusing, to create his functional and decorative objects. Because of the process and his own high standards of quality, he rejects about 30 percent of the pieces he makes.
His work has been shown at major galleries and juried exhibitions throughout the United States. Stephen’s work has commissioned by Coca Cola Corporation, Disney, Rockwell and R.J. Reynolds. Additionally, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Arnold Schwartznegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis have been recipients of his work.