Duncan McClellan Gallery

Meet Artist Travis Adams

The Duncan McClellan Gallery, located in St. Petersburg Florida, features rotating exhibitions showcasing national and internationally recognized glass artists. In this most recent update by Destination Tampa Bay™ we have chosen to showcase one of the newer artists Travis Adams recently added to their unique collection contemporary glass art and working hot-shop.

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Travis Adams has embarked on an incredible journey as an artist and glass maker. He was first introduced to the practice of visual art at an early age by the prolific artist and mentor Joe Burks II. Ever since, Adams has traveled extensively in the pursuit of his passion and dedicated his life to the development of his language as an artist.

Adams obtained his undergraduate degree from Centre College in Danville, KY. It was there that Adams was introduced to glass by renowned artist Stephen Rolfe Powell. He would later develop his glass skills as lead assistant to Powell for several years. He went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture with a concentration in glass from Illinois State University, under the direction of glass artist John Miller.

During his tenure at ISU, he traveled twice to China for expanded education and academic research. Currently, Adams’ work is inspired by firsthand connections with Gongshi, or Chinese Scholars Rocks, and the interface of topology and glass. He draws influence from artists such as Barbera Hepworth, Henry Moore, and Max Bill, and continuously explores formal ideas involving our connections to nature. This, he believes, is a theme worthy of life-long exploration. 

Glass Art by Travis Adams:

Travis Adams foaming turquoise dilation

FOAMING TURQUOISE DILATION: Blown & Hot Sculpted Glass, Cast Cement
17″h x 7″w x 6.5″d

Travis Adams Sultry Striation


Blown & Hot Sculpted Glass, Cast Cement

19h x 10w x 5d in


Travis Adams artwork Fading Sky Dilation


Blown & Hot Sculpted Glass, Cast Cement

18h x 6w x 3.50d in


Travis Adams Viola Curvet


Blown & Hot Sculpted Glass, Cast Cement

22h x 9w x 5d in


Travis Adams brings unique vision and technical exploration to these colorful, sculptural pieces. Each sculpture invites the viewer to a multi dimensioned experience.  If you’re not able to get into the gallery to see this and other works by Adams or our other wonderful artists, Contact us for a “FaceTime” walk around the Gallery. Duncan and Irene McClellan will be your personal curators, answering your questions and offering 3D and close up views of the gallery work. For a complete look at all of the work by Travis Adams on display at the Duncan McClellan Gallery click here.

The Duncan McClellan Gallery, located in St. Petersburg Florida, features rotating exhibitions showcasing national and internationally recognized glass artists. With 3,000 square feet of gallery spaces and 5,000 square feet of outdoor courtyards and lushly planted sculpture gardens, the grounds are a sought-after event and meeting place for glass artists, visiting dignitaries and the community. Learn More


Duncan McClellan Gallery are nestled in the heart of the Warehouse Art District, just west of downtown St. Petersburg. The St. Petersburg arts community is experiencing a Renaissance, and this area has become a popular art destination for both local residents and tourists. (Left photo courtesy of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater)

The Warehouse Arts District is a hip and trendy area that is home to more than 200 artists. Monthly community events and private art tours that feature world renowned artists have turned this area into a travel destination for art aficionados and locals alike.

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