635 Lincoln Avenue Suite M.

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

The Whittens & Solar Flare Studios

Solar Flare Glasswork & Design provides the perfect union of art and sustainability. Crafted by experts Kirk and Caitlin Whitten, over 90% of the equipment and tools used in the studio are made from recycled materials. The pair's vision of aesthetically giving back to the world while limiting their environmental impact brings a unique, sustainable approach to art.

Our ambition is to venerate artisans of the past by utilizing and safeguarding skills that have been preserved over millennia. Our purpose is to embrace modern sustainable practices that restrict our utilization, recycle and repurpose existing materials. Our machinery is energy-efficient, and we recycle glass. We create Fine Art: glass, metal, and cast sculptures and more. Our art is incomparable.

Today, Kirk's hard-earned skills from growing up on a ranch and working as a tradesman have enabled him to focus his time perfecting his craft, offering classes, and creating stunning sculptures.















“Glass Blowing is all about finding the Flow.”

Always inspired. Kirk reproduces his son's drawing in glass.

Caitlin's artwork brings a unique perspective, featuring realistic creatures created through the combination of glass and cast metal. Many of her sculptures utilize the golden ratio and Fibonacci numbers, emphasizing her attention to detail. Enjoy the beauty of a world seen through a new lens.


“I believe that art is a living conduit it transcends throughout all mediums. Technique is a tool that helps us execute our craft. Practice is the key to unlocking our true potential.”

Kirk and Caitlin work together to create beautiful artwork.