“There’s something about the water that draws and fascinates me.  When I create a work inspired by water’s movement and beauty, I feel calm, peaceful; I get a sense of happiness and satisfaction.”

Jerry Spehr is a blossoming glassblower living in Ocean Springs Mississippi.  Best known for his use of movement, his work is often influenced by his love of the ocean. 

 

Jerry discovered his glassblowing talents within the last several years.   Jerry has studied at the Corning Museum of Glass; worked and studied briefly in Murano, Italy and recently completed an intensive work/study course with Davide Salvadore, a renowned 11th generation  Italian glassblower. 
 
The Spehrs have lived in Ocean Springs since Jerry volunteered to serve in the Air Force during Operation Desert Storm, where he was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base. 
 
Jerry’s greatest satisfaction is when one of his pieces brings a smile to someone’s face.

 

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