Anthony Bari started working in metal fabrication and art designs in 2002. He loved taking a structural material like steel and manipulating it into a fluid flowing pattern to create works of art.
In 2006, he was introduced to glassblowing and began to incorporate it into his metal sculptures. Soon after, he started working exclusively with glass. Fascinated with the Italian techniques, he made several trips to the island of Murano in the vicinity of Venice. There he acquired inspiration from a city with centuries of knowledge, experimentation, and design in the art of glass making.
Going back to his roots in metal working, he began to incorporate metal into his glass creations. The difficulty lies in being able to balance both mediums in such a way that one doesn’t take away aesthetically from the other while also being able to contribute to the overall design. This also allows him to put modern artistic elements into age old techniques and designs.