Ed Branson’s blown glass pieces capture the beauty, color, and form of the medium, as well as some of what he considers to be the magic of glassblowing. His work explores the innate relationship between the nature of glass and the organic forms and colors of the environment. His curiosity and inventiveness have led him to discover many new techniques that he incorporates in his pieces. Since 1982, glass has had a constant presence in Branson’s life. Though his relationship with glass has been enhanced by studying with some of the world’s glass masters, his knowledge of this magic material is predominantly built on day-to-day experience and practice in his studio. This path has led him to a fairly simple artistic approach: trust the glass, have fun, accept mistakes, study nature, and search for beautiful forms and colors inherent in glass’ personality.