Christopher Ries is active/lives in Wisconsin, Ohio. Christopher Ries is known for contemporary glass sculpture.
Biography Christopher Ries
Christopher Ries, born 1952, received a BFA from the Ohio State
University, and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin at
Madison. While at Madison, he was the personal assistant to
Harvey K. Littleton who is considered by many to be the father of the
20th century Studio Glass Movement.
Ries began sculpting
cold glass in the late 1970's. Using tools of his own creation,
he cuts, grinds, and polishes blocks of pure lead crystal acquired from
Schott Glass Technologies of Pennsylvania. His sculptures range
in size from a few inches high to life-size. Some of his works
are unique as the largest, whole, unassembled pieces of sculpted
Unlike most glass artists, Ries neither bl
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