The Gallery at Barrio Glassworks features beautifully designed, handmade objects by glass artists from San Diego, Southern California and beyond. We are dedicated to representing artists at all stages of their career — emerging, mid-career and well established. With roots in the American studio glass movement, we focus on innovative contemporary work by artists who work with glass in unique and innovative ways.
In the Gallery
August 19, 2022 - Winter 2022
Glass art inspired by a village by the sea
and the barrio that presides there
Jennifer Caldwell and Jason Chakravarty
They create narrative-driven glass sculptures referencing nature, the sea, animals, plants and bee life. Their art reflects the team's humor, whimsy and imagination, balanced in design and beauty.
In their collaborations, Caldwell includes sculptural components using borosilicate glass and a torch while Chakravarty combines blown and sculpted glass forms with cast components.
Jennifer Caldwell began working with glass in 2000 while living in Hawaii. Working in a glass gallery and studio, she adapted flameworking techniques to re-create regional sea life. She gained additional training with an Italian master in Murano and in workshops at Pilchuck Glass School, Corning Museum of Glass, and Pratt Center for the Arts. She has maintained a full-time glass studio practice for over 20 years.
Jason Chakravarty began incorporating neon glass into his sculpture in 1998 while attending Arizona State University. In 2002, he began illuminating blown glass forms and kiln-cast glass while attending graduate school at California State University, Fullerton. He has studied at Pilchuck Glass School, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Penland School of Crafts, and University of California, San Diego.