Our Founder

Tom RupnickiTom Rupnicki is the creative force behind NightOrbs, as artisan, glassblower, and conceptual designer. He founded LaSorgente in 1997, after a career running his own commercial flooring business.

Tom studied the art of glassblowing under master glass artisans at the Tyler School of Art in suburban Philadelphia and the Corning studio in New York. He studied ceramics at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and holds a B.F.A. in Photography from Columbia College of Art in Chicago.

Tom talking about glass blowing NightOrbs.

Tom’s work has been featured in galleries throughout the United States, including:

American Craftsman, New York City
Vertri Gallery, Kauai, Hawaii
Artique, Lexington, Kentucky
A Gallery of Fine Art, Palm Desert, California
SJG, Inc., Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Kane-Marie, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Seekers Glass Gallery, Cambria, California
Gallery Vetro, San Antonio, Texas
Accent Gallery, Ocean City, New Jersey
Gingerbread Gallery, Key West, Florida