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Glass blower Caleb Siemon's vases hit Anthropologie shelves

April 12, 2011 |  7:00 am


Orange County glass blower Caleb Siemon’s vases have long been coveted by fans willing to pay top dollar for fine work. Now Siemon's glass has been picked up by a midpriced mass-market retailer, Anthropologie, where they will be available for purchase through the end of this year.

“We were drawn to the vivid colors and beautiful craftsmanship. We also love the global influence in his work that comes from his glass-sculpting studies in Murano, Italy, and his roots in California,” said Aaron Hoey, Anthropologie’s head merchant for the store's home division.

The four crystal designs at Anthropologie are all variations of his handmade Sand Strata vase. The four shapes, above, range from a 20-inch-tall bottle shape to a 6.5-inch-tall orb shape, all similarly layered in earth and jewel tones, with prices of $698 to $998.

Siemon’s pieces have graced the shelves of local shelter shops such as OK and Siglo Moderno Atelier, as well as luxury retailer Barneys New York, where one of his most pricey pieces, the Murrine Rainbow vase, sells for $2,650.

-- Lizzie Garrett Mettler

Photo: Anthropologie