JOHN DE WIT

John de Wit’s artistic process allows him to fuse his knowledge of international ceramic traditions with his skill as a glassmaker, creating pieces that are recognizably his own. Focusing on texture and color, his sculptures often involve a variety of materials; charred wood as a backdrop for a glass scepter, a copper-wire-wrapped branch topped with a found doorknob. The results are bold, visceral pieces that redefine traditional boundaries. De Wit takes us out of our comfort zone with glass, reimagining the application of venetian techniques to create works that are elaborately made yet exuding a wildness not often seen in the medium. 

De Wit studied at the American River College in Sacramento, CA, before going on to obtain a BA in Sociology from California State University, Chico, CA, where he also attended Graduate School, studying Ceramic and Glass Design. De Wit furthered his glassblowing knowledge working with Dale Chihuly at Pilchuck Glass School, in Stanwood, WA. He has shown his work internationally, including at Pavillon Josephine, Strasbourg, France; Centre Européen de Recherches et Formation aux Arts Verriers (CERFAV), Vannes-le-Châtel, France; and Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, South Korea. His has featured at SOFA Exposition, Chicago as well as at galleries across North America. De Wit has taught as an instructor and visiting artist around the world, and his sculptures are part of collections including Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA; Boeing Corporate Headquarters, Chicago, IL; Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; and Niijima Contemporary Glass Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

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2020 Exhibition Tour

23.5 X 15 X 9 in. - $4,000 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Wood Not Burn 1683-09' | Available at fosterwhite.com
31 X 13.5 X 3 in. - $4,600 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Kelp 1051-15' | Available at fosterwhite.com
16.5 X 8 X 7.5 in. - $5,000 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Therm 1115-07' | Available at fosterwhite.com
43 X 17.5 X 2 in. - $5,800 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Binding' | Available at fosterwhite.com
47 X 24 X 2 in. - $6,200 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Mise En Place' | Available at fosterwhite.com
42.5 X 19.5 X 2.5 in. - $6,000 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Possession' | Available at fosterwhite.com
21.5 X 12 X 3 in. - $4,400 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Fruit 571-14' | Available at fosterwhite.com
21.5 X 12 X 3 in. - $4,600 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Cold Prairie' | Available at fosterwhite.com
26 X 14.5 X 2.5 in. - $4,850 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Bite 573-14' | Available at fosterwhite.com
17 X 10 X 8 in. - $5,400 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'UT 3007-12' | Available at fosterwhite.com
22 X 12.5 X 3 in. - $4,600 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Droplet 1047.15' | Available at fosterwhite.com
23.5 X 12.5 X 3.25 in. - $4,600 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Blister 1048-15' | Available at fosterwhite.com
8.5 X 10.5 X 6 in. - $3,400 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Levee' | Available at fosterwhite.com
17 X 41.5 X 19.5 in. - $7,500 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Imagine This' | Available at fosterwhite.com
9.25 X 11.5 X 4.5 in. 8lbs - $4,400 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Eddy 3015-12' | Available at fosterwhite.com
11 X 12.5 X 5 in. - $4,400 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Dark Water 1049.15' | Available at fosterwhite.com
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11.5 X 12 X 3 in. - $4,400 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Cold 1046.15' | Available at fosterwhite.com
8.75 X 12.5 X 6 in. 8lbs - $3,800 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Overflow 3013-12' | Available at fosterwhite.com
21.5 X 9.5 X 3 in. - $4,400 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Lake Affect 568-14' | Available at fosterwhite.com
16.3 X 8 X 8 in. - $4,500 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'War 1696-09' | Available at fosterwhite.com
25 X 13 X 3 in. - $4,850 USD
John de Wit Artwork 'Bite 1052-15' | Available at fosterwhite.com
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