Hot Island Glass is a creative partnership between Chris Richards and Chris Lowry, two of the leading glassblowers in Hawaii. Both artists have been involved in the studio/gallery since Bill and Sally Worcester founded it in 1992 as Maui’s first hot glass facility. In 2000, Chris and Chris became the owners and principal artists of Hot Island Glass, and on most days, visitors will find them there creating stunning, one-of-a-kind works of art. The work can be seen in their gallery, as well as in many other galleries in Hawaii and on the mainland.
Located in Makawao, a historic and quaint rodeo town in Maui’s beautiful Upcountry, Hot Island Glass has become a favorite destination of Hawaii’s art-loving visitors. Customers return year after year to peruse the gallery and watch the artists fashion high-quality vessels and unique sculptural pieces, many of which reflect the rich colors and forms of the Hawaiian Islands.
Chris and Chris have successfully shown their works, individually and as a team, in several notable exhibitions throughout Hawaii. Most recently, their work was included in Fire to Form, an invitational exhibit of contemporary glass by artists either working in Hawaii or with ties to Hawaii mounted jointly by the Contemporary Museum on Oahu and the Hui No‘eau Art Center on Maui.