Neil Wilkin creates some of my favorite things, out of my favorite medium.
Wilkin is a British artist inspired by forms and colors from the environment.He is considered one of the leading glass artists in the UK. I find it interesting that he ignores debates about distinctions between decorative and fine art, craft and concept-driven creation. Whether you call it craft, commercial, or fine art, the work is beautiful.
On one end of the spectrum, Wilkin offers a gift section on his website for the public. He also has sold work to internationally famous clients and worked on restoration of Windsor Castle’s fire-damaged chandeliers. He works with internationally renowned artists to to make their own artworks.
I would also point you to a great blog entry about Neil Wilkin. I was starting to pull quotes from this article, but decided I would almost quote the entire thing, so you may as well go to the source: IceCubicle.net (great blog, now defunct, but as of today, still archived online and full of interesting info to browse).