Angelo Ambrosia

Angelo’s creative life began under the instruction of his father, Alphonse Ambrosia. These first acquired skills, woodworking, photography, and black and white film processing laid a firm foundation for what would become a never ending fascination with creating beautiful art. As a young man, Angelo began working with clay. He learned to use the wheel and to make simple vessels. While attending college in Prescott, Arizona Angelo continued working in clay, shaping his ideas in functional and one of a kind art. After college, Angelo moved to Lopez Island, Washington to continue his education in life. There, he learned to build kilns, fireplaces and buildings working in clay and stone. Here, he also did great deal of experimentation in firing techniques and exploration of forms. In 1999, Angelo moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico to continue his work in ceramics. He began producing ceramic art for the retail and wholesale markets. In addition to this work, he joined a team of artists and craftspeople on several large public art projects around the Santa Fe area. After several years in Santa Fe, Angelo moved to Longmont, Co where he was to find the art of glassblowing and this has been his passion ever since. Angelo believes that quality art, both functional and sculptural should reflect emotion, creativity and craftsmanship. Angelo’s work is available through him directly and at local galleries.

Teaching:

Want to learn the art of glass blowing? With Angelo, you too can learn glass blowing techniques. Classes begin regularly and new students are always welcome!

The creation of functional or gallery quality glass takes significant effort and time to achieve a desired result. By working directly with me, we can achieve a one of a kind custom pieces. A word about custom glass pieces. Each custom design I create is an idea or vision of mine in which your colors and shape become my inspiration. While every attempt is made to create works that is close to the desires of the patron, it is impossible for me to create unique works that are exact in color and/or shape. While the color and shape can be made very closely to the specifications, my glass blowing uses no machines to form the glass everything Is made by hand with basic glassblowing tools, therefore I can come close to what is desired and maintain a uniqueness. Multiplies and Sets can be created with some variations.