Virginia-based artist Kiva Ford has been creating complex glass instruments for scientists who needed specific one-of-a-kind designs for their research. He even made fabricating particle detection tubes, and optical cells for dark matter research just to name a few. Using such knowledge and perfected technique, Ford put his creative side to the test. Now he’s known for his sculptures, goblets, pendants, and vessels in lampworked borosilicate glass. His art is influenced by his interests in history, mythology, and the natural world. As one of the best in the world, Ford taught glassblowing techniques at demonstrations and workshops around the world. With a college degree in Scientific Glassblowing, a membership at American Scientific Glassblowers Society, and years of collaborations with researchers at top universities and pharmaceutical companies throughout the United States, it’s no wonder that his art is as good as it is. His work has been featured by The New York Times, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Glass Art Society. Ford also sells his hand blown glass art, glass miniatures, and jewelry on Etsy. Get what you like and check out his Instagram for a vast collection of his brilliant creations.