Blown Glass Art in Portland, OR by Dylan Brams

This is a basic site containing a few images of my glass work. For orders, contact me at, or through Etsy.

Photos of my work and process

Here you can see pictures of what I\'ve been up to. I love my work, and the images of it happening can be captivating.

Why are glass bubbles round?

Glassblowers get some odd questions that are a little difficult to answer.  I personally got asked this by someone during my interview to blow glass on a cruise ship….  While I was demonstrating how completely un-hireable I was as a glassblower at the time.  So I’ve thought about it for a few years, and asked […]

Art Changes Those Who Experience It

Being a glassblower I have been continually challenged by the tension between ‘craft’ and ‘art’.  The implication is, quite often, that if you make objects which are merely decorative, difficult to create, individual, and / or useful, you are not an ‘Artist’. When I schlepped through Philosophy of Art many years ago I acquired many […]

Some Things Mystify Me, but That’s Okay.

I’ve decided to write a series about what glassblowing has taught me over the years.  I’m going to start with, basically, ‘dealing with failure.’  Because, if anything teaches you about how to fail with a smile and try again, it’s glassblowing. This is a reticello.  Well, my first version thereof. The first attempt at Reticello […]