Satava…jellyfish blown glass
One of my favorite glass artists is Richard Satava, out of Chico, CA.
I visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium about 8 years ago and remember seeing a glass jellyfish in the gift store. It was about 10" high, and I was mesmerized. It looked so realistic.
At the time I hadn’t really started doing anything with glass, but was fascinated with glassblowing.
A couple of years ago I finally purchased one of his pieces for my parents. They have a "layaway plan" and I broke it up into payments. I think the 6" one I purchased was about $450. When I finally received the piece, I had it in my office and a coworker said "be careful, those things will sting you if that breaks…" He thought it was a real jellyfish in a water globe. It was absolutely amazing.
He also does ocean- and fossil-themed glass vases, and paperweights with little jellyfish. Check out his website at http://www.satava.com