Rick, a master glassblower, was introduced to glassblowing in 1969 while attending Ocean High School in Pacifica, CA. He subsequently studied art and glassblowing at the College of San Mateo and California State University, Chico. In 1977, the artist established his own Northern California glass studio called Satava Art Glass. Since this time, Satava has created art glass that captures the beauty and wonder in nature, from the ocean to the mountains.
Using ancient techniques to create original designs in handblown glass, Rick creates works of art, individually crafted, by carefully combining the highest degree of technical skills and artistic creativity. Well known for his vivid colors and unique portrayal of nature, Rick’s works are included in numerous public and private collections throughout the world. Known for his one-of-a-kind moon jellyfish glass sculptures, each work has its own unique colorations and personality. Rick has captured sea life in its most life-like design. The artist also produces beautiful vases.
Each Satava vase is unique and special. No two paperweights or vases are ever the same. Since each piece is created individually, you will notice each Satava piece has its own beauty.