Dick Huss  
   
Abstract ~ Landscape ~ Figurative ~ Floral ~ Glass ~ Textile ~ Sculpture
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St. Paul artist Dick Huss was born in Faribault Minnesota in 1946. He received his B.A. in studio arts in 1968 from Mankato State University, Mankato, MN. He did graduate work in glass at the University of Minnesota from 1969-1972. He owns and operates his own hotshop, one of the most technically sophisticated studios in the Midwest.

Huss has exhibited his work nationally and it can be found in corporate, museum and private collections across the country. His work can also be found in Japan, Germany and France. Huss is Artistic Director of Crucible Glass Project, a Twin Cities organization that he co-founded with critic and curator Mason Riddle. He is also Artist Liaison between Public Art Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Civic Center Public Art Program for the renovation of the Civic Center.

Huss is known for his elegant, classically shaped vessels with sandblasted surfaces. A glass blower for 30 years, Huss' style has been evolving in the last three years to include smaller, more complex pieces created in the Venetian team technique manner. Huss had studied with the Murano master Lino Tagliapietra and acclaimed American glass artists Dante Marioni and Dick Marquis at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. He has also studied with Swedish Master glass blowers Jan Erik Ritzman and Sven-Ake Karlsson. Huss was a 1994 recipient of both a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and a Jerome Travel Study Grant for his work in glass.