A native to New Jersey, Gary Bodker graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. Five years later, Bodker founded his business, Gary Bodker Designs, out of Portland, Oregon. The artist creates from a foundation of traditional, hand-blown glass techniques, taking much of his inspiration from mid-century and classical art glass periods. Bodker’s work is clean, elegant, and timelessly modern with his use of color and the way in which his pieces diffuse light. In contrast, the time-honored lines of Bodker’s compositions are reminiscent of more traditional periods, creating a balanced duality in his work. The artist prides himself on precision craftsmanship and simplicity, making his pieces fluid and delicate — perfect for any decor. He continues to design and produce out of his Portland studio.