Phipps Exhibit – Jason Gamrath Super.Natural!

August 21, 2017 , In: Culture, Events, General, Glass, Inspiration

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens here in Pittsburgh was lucky enough to score a big Jason Gamrath exhibit – so big, in fact, that it’s SUPER.NATURAL!

That’s the name of the Jason Gamrath Glass Flower Exhibit! Jason Gamrath works and lives in Seattle – at age 17, he was accepted as a student by Randy Walker, and continued his studies at Pilchuck. Jason has studied under many glass artists and now shows all over the world. This exhibit consists of giant sized flowers made with glass and steel. 

The first flowers you come across are some giant orchids – which are very fitting because the Phipps Conservatory has an awesome Orchid Room!

I think from these photos you can get an idea of the size of these orchid sculptures – GIANT!

He also made some giant Pitcher Plants!

A giant Venus Fly Trap could be seen!

As well as Romero – our very own corpse flower!

Finally, some beautiful Aquilegia that actually look like they have movement!

And what trip to the Phipps would be complete without some gratuitous flower photos!  A bonus for you!

We also checked out the Japanese garden, and the beautiful bonsai!

I hope you enjoyed visting the Jason Gamrath SUPERNATURAL exhibit with me, and enjoyed the flowers and Japanese garden as well!  I’ll leave you with a photo of the University of Pittsburgh as seen from Phipps!

Susan Kennedy

Susan Kennedy Susan, the owner of SueBeads, started making glass beads in 2005 because she loved lampworked beads so much, but wanted to make her own instead of buying them on ebay! She also makes enameled components and dabbles in polymer clay, but her first love is glass. She has attended jewelry-making classes at ArtBLISS and has taken classes from Barbara Lewis (torch fired enameling) in addition to several classes at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
    • Sarajo Wentling
    • August 21, 2017

    So cool! We loved our trip there a few years ago.

    • Reply

      Thanks Sarajo! We do have some cool things to do here!

    • Mary Redman
    • August 21, 2017

    My husband makes lampwork beads. We both looked at your pictures with our mouths open. I can’t find words to describe the beauty of Jason’s work! THANK YOU for sharing!

    • Laney Mead
    • August 21, 2017

    Oh WOW!! I have a small collection of ‘real’ carnivorous plants, I LOVE pitcher plants and have a Venus Fly trap too, although the pitcher ones are my favourite, I would LOVE a big glass one 😀 those are amazing!! thanks for sharing 😀

  1. Reply

    Cool exhibit, beautiful glass! Thanks for the tour, Susan!

  2. Reply

    Absolutely amazing!

  3. Reply

    Those glass flowers-WOW! I especially love those blue ones. Thanks for sharing. I went to Phipps Conservatory years ago, would love to get back there one day.

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