Into the Light

The studio was a dark place when I first saw it, almost two years ago. The light fixtures were ancient, and many fluorescent bulbs were burnt out. The landlord had stored hulking old machines there, since Charlie had stopped using the space. Half the walls were unpainted, dingy brown drywall. Dust and dirt and rat…… Continue reading Into the Light

Process

Fused Light Studio makes kilnformed, or “warm” glass. This means that the glass is cast, carved, fused or shaped in a kiln, at temperatures of 1175 to 1700 degrees Fahrenheit. The glass must then be annealed, cooling at a slow, even rate so that the glass remains stable. The kiln firing on smaller pieces takes…… Continue reading Process

“Dissolution” featured by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia

On Sept. 18, 2015, I woke up with the certain knowledge that I would be dead before the year was out. The premonition prompted me to spend the day working on a slow-motion video that I’d thought about but never found time to produce: I wrapped myself in a black sheet and leapt into a…… Continue reading “Dissolution” featured by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia

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Plain Glass to Rich Texture

Ambiguity is a theme that glass can capture well, I think. Even plain glass from picture frames can be kilnformed into rich textures. This is part of a series I’ve designed about the elusiveness of memory.

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