Gateson Recko is an expert who creates miracles in glass.
"My artistic career has been driven by a desire to not only explore new concepts in glass but also to explore the furthest reaches of our universal imagination of outer space. This theme has been present in my work since I first began experimenting with glass at the furnace and continues to be the inspiration for my work today on the torch. With the knowledge that space travel beyond our solar system will not happen in our lifetime, I have chosen to create an infinitely imaginative world of time and space within the confines of a marble. I dedicated my energy to refining my design and improving on a sense of hyperrealism as a small but active group of contemporary marble collectors took notice of the new form of borosilicate marbles being crafted. The marbles I create are called “universe marbles” and they range in size from ½” to a whopping 4” in diameter. Borosilicate glass is the perfect material for this because of the high heat capabilities, the availability of optically clear glass and the way in which fine silver and 24k gold interact with the glass. Form, craftsmanship and above all originality have always been of the utmost importance to me as I explore space, time and art. to see and learn more please visit my website, www.universemarbles.com. - Gateson Recko