Working in a studio that overlooks the waterways of Victoria, David Calles is influenced by his natural surroundings. He passionately endeavors to capture a “little shock of color from nature” in his vivacious sculptures. His “Pimpollo” series are titled after the Argentine word for any perfect and elegant object. Elements of each blown glass piece — understated forms, bold cane patterns, variations in surface texture — are meticulously crafted to effectively highlight the relationships between contrasting and complimentary hues.
Originally from Argentina, Calles studied glass at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. David Calles is based in Victoria, British Columbia, where he operates Miramontes Artworks, a place where non-glass artists and designers can come to have work produced. His sculptures are exhibited in galleries throughout North America.