Sugarcraft artists celebrate Dale Chihuly’s 75th birthday

Sugarcraft meets glassblowing in a beautiful tribute to an incredible artist. The world-renowned Dale Chiluly turned 75 on the 20th September and 35 sugarcraft artists from around the world have decided to celebrate his birthday in style with an amazing collaboration!

A little about Dale Chihuly:

Dale was born in Washington and was exposed to working with glass when he joined the University of Washington in Seattle to study interior design. He later decided to drop out and headed to Florence to study art but was soon back to complete his studies. In a weaving class he took in 1963, he incorporated glass shards into tapestries, ultimately receiving an award for his work.

His experimentation with glassblowing began in 1965 and by the next year, he had received a scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison where the first glass program in the US was established.

He continued his studies and attained a Master of Science degree in sculpture and a Master of Fine Arts. His travels to Europe were very influential in shaping his skills but he ultimately returned to the US to cofound the Pilchuck Glass School. His work is referred to and admired throughout the world!

Dale Chihuly's work:

Undoubtably incredible work from an amazing artist. Now let us show you what the sugarcraft artists have created to honour Dale Chihuly's work; and remember, the above are made out of glass and the below are sweet temptations that simply look too good to eat!

A Chihuly Celebration in Color:

So what's the motivation? Sugar cake artists draw inspiration from many different sources and all created here has been made to honour his work and the inspiration he has provided as an artist for so many others in the community! You can find more info and pics on the event Facebook page if you wish to. For now, feast your eyes on these beautiful creations:

These incredible sugarcraft creations inspired by Dale Chihuly's work are truly stunning. The sugarcraft artists have harnessed all of their creativity and skills to present us with designs that make it challenging to distinguish sugar from glass! A truly fantastic tribute to a fantastic artist.

We don't know about you, but we'd certainly struggle to bring ourselves to dig into them even though they look so tempting!

If you would like to find out more and get the most up to date info on this stunning sugarcraft tribute to Dale Chihuly, please visit the colab Facebook page by clicking on the logo below: