Meet and Greet with the artist on May 27 and 28 from 12pm-5pm! – Exhibit runs through June 11, 2023
Branson has a long relationship with the Sandwich Glass Museum, and is considered a leading figure in the Contemporary Studio Glass Movement. His nature-inspired original glass sculptures have inspired glass artists and collectors worldwide.
Since 1982 glass has had a constant presence in Ed Branson’s life. The relationship has been enhanced and explored with some of the world’s glass masters, but predominantly his knowledge of this magic material is built on day-to-day experience and practice in his studio. This path has led him to a fairly simple artistic approach; trust the glass, have fun, accept mistakes, study nature and search for beautiful forms and colors inherent in glass’ personality.
The Sandwich glass museum is proud to host a retrospect of Ashfield, Massachusetts’ own Ed Branson. He is one of the most influential contemporary glass artists of all time and while most of his inspiration is derived from nature, he has also been inspired by the historic Sandwich Glass on a visit to the Sandwich Glass museum early on in his glass making career.