Plasma Art

I make then fill glass vessels with low pressure nobel gases like Neon, Argon, Krypton & Xenon. These are then ionised by passing a high frequency, very high voltage charge though wich creates moving ribbons of light. Theres a lot of technical details to get them to work, but the results are mesmerizing when they do.

storm summoner lighting glass plasma sculpture by glenn godden
Storm Summoner plasma sculpture

Electric Squid

Standing about 30cm tall this was filled with argon and neon gas that plays & flickers around inside the blown glass form. Not all the tentacles light at the same time, changing & lighting as a hand is brought near which alters the path the flickering tendrills inside the ‘squid’ take adding to the dynamic nature of the sculpture.

Storm Bringer

Inside this 15cm tall glass cylinder I put a woman, also made of glass, with arms stretched up ‘summoning’ the storm. Krypton gas is energized by an electrode creating lighting like streamers that flow down around her – you can even hear a faint ringing from the glass from each strike!

Plasma Fish

A little fun project, deep sea angler fish in its own alien enviroment

storm summoner lighting glass plasma sculpture by glenn godden
Storm Summoner plasma sculpture


Gorgeous! I keep coming back to Steampunk Glass as there are so many beautiful things.

Caroline R.


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