Raimundas Lapsys was born in 1943 in Lithuania and later received formal arts education in Italy and Austria. After graduating from the Academy of Glass Arts in Tirol, Austria, Lapsys received additional visual arts training in studio photography. Having a life-long fascination with the interplay of color and light, photography was a natural growth in Lapsys’s artistic development.
Shortly after falling in love with Raminta, Ray moved to the U.S. and brought with him the unique skill sets that he had developed in Europe.
For over 50 years Raimundas and Raminta have collaborated their unique techniques and talents in growing Lapsys Studio. Fiber artist Raminta was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. A life-long artist as well, Raminta graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago majoring in textiles and fiber arts. Along with maintaining a full-time art studio they are proud to have raised three children. Raimundas and Raminta continue to be represented by numerous fine galleries, museums, and in juried exhibitions throughout the United States.
As both a conceptual artist and designer, Raimundas designs and executes his own work. He specializes in engraving, carving, and etching fine crystal, often marrying his crystal designs with optically pure dichroic glass to produce unique light-play and prismatic symphonies. His current work is the continuing evolution of his fascination with abstract forms and their interplay with light and reflection. Raimundas unceasingly explores newer directions in crystal decorating techniques and expresses himself by producing functional and sculptural design forms.
As all of Lapsys’s works are produced by hand, no two are absolutely identical. Many of the designs are uniquely one-of-a-kind, while others are produced in discreetly limited editions. All pieces are signed by the artist and dated upon completion.