Taygan Crapo Appleton

Taking inspiration from the landscapes I have traveled, I focus on textures both geological and organic. I explore these textures of the environment and abstractly translate them into glass. Glass as a material is extremely versatile and carries with it a mystery that allures the viewer as well as the maker.

Conceptually my work is centered on phenomenology. As a child I would run my fingers over precious objects exploring the textures and surfaces. Inquisitive by nature, I hoped that tracing these alluring objects would help to reveal their mysteries. As I pass my fingertips over the surface I linger in the ephemeral moment of a connection between myself and the object.

Watch Taygan pulling the hot glass sculptures:

Taygan Appleton

Raspberry Sherbert - Glass sculpture. In a large graceful sweep, this one of a kind sculpture measures 16 x 10 x 8 cm.

Taygan Crapo Appleton

$474.00
Raspberry Sherbert - Glass sculpture. Eye Candy series. In a large graceful sweep, this one of a kind sculpture measures 16 x 10 x 8 cm.  These works were inspired by the artist's mother...
Apricot - Glass sculpture. In a large graceful sweep, this one of a kind sculpture measures 12 x 12 x 7 cm.

Taygan Crapo Appleton

$148.00
Apricot - Glass sculpture. Eye Candy series. In a large graceful sweep, this one of a kind sculpture measures 12 x 12 x 7 cm.  These works were inspired by the artist's mother with...
Blueberry Icecream - Glass sculpture. In a large graceful sweep, this one of a kind sculpture measures 13 x 9 x 8 cm.

Taygan Crapo Appleton

$171.00
Blueberry Icecream - Glass sculpture. Eye Candy series. In a large graceful sweep, this one of a kind sculpture measures 13 x 9 x 8 cm.  These works were inspired by the artist's mother...
Beaver.  A playful and charming hot worked glass sculpture at 9 x 7 x 7 cm.

Taygan Crapo Appleton

$95.00
Beaver.  A charming chipper hot worked glass sculpture at 9 x 7 x 7 cm.    Click here to view more work by this artist  
glass owl

Taygan Crapo Appleton

$95.00
Owl. Worldly and wise, this large hot-worked glass sculpture is 9 x 9 x 8 cm.    Click here to view more work by this artist  
Gnome.  Sweetest heart-tipped characters in delightful colours. These palm-sized hot-worked glass sculptures at 12 x 5 cm.   $60 each.

Taygan Crapo Appleton

$46.00
Gnome.  Sweetest heart-tipped characters in delightful colours. These palm-sized hot-worked glass sculptures at 12 x 5 cm.   $60 each. Click here to view more work by this artist