Tag: Glass Orchids

Sea Bowl in Blue

Sea Bowl in Blue

A organic shaped bowl reminiscent of jellyfish, undulating sea growth or other sea life.

This piece was created by cutting and arranging bits of white glass carefully to maintain the ‘holes’ and unique shape. It was then fired up to 1500 degrees F.  After firing, powdered glass in blue was sifted upon the white and then the piece was again fired. Sometimes a third firing is required to add more powdered glass to achieve a deep color. After the second color is fired on the piece is fired yet again to give it the shape. Each firing takes 12 hours.

This ‘bowl’ comes with a stand for display but it can also be displayed on the wall with a plate hanger.

ResurgenSea

ResurgenSea

This piece was created from the broken bones of another wave which was destroyed at a show. It speaks to the unbreakable nature of both water and the human spirit, which flows around all obstacles wearing them down. Water is life.

Kiln fired glass in a metal stand.  100’s of pieces of cut glass are arranged like a crazy jigsaw puzzle to create this stunning art piece.

unfired glass art piece
Like a crazy jigsaw puzzle, 100’s of pieces of glass are arranged to create this piece.

 

Second Place Ribbon!

Second Place Ribbon!

My piece, “Sea Garden”, has taken second place in the ‘other’ category at the 2018 Bangor Art Society Member Show. This piece is inspired by sea weed/kelp beds under the sea. It’s about 12″ x 12″ and set in a black metal stand. Created using fusible glass and fired in the kiln up to 1500 degrees F. Fired multiple times for 12 hours each time until the desired effect is achieved.

Requiem

Requiem

My mother passed a little over a year ago. I made this piece in memory of her. It’s a faux encaustic, mixed media piece.  It’s a little dark, but then so was my life when it was created.

The process was very interesting as I added elements and built up layers upon layers, like year upon year, memory upon memory.

It, of course, is not for sale, but I wanted to share it with you nonetheless.

~Nan

Glass Artist & Painter

Glass Artist & Painter

I’ve been creating kiln fired glass work for about 24 years now, 16 of them in Maine. I create jewelry, accessories, dishes and glass art pieces. My studies (long ago) were in painting and sculpture, and I’ve found myself yearning to create more one of a kind pieces. Last year I decided to focus more on creating art and marketing it separately from my other work and this required me to approach new venues. With that goal in mind I also decided to create a new site dedicated to my art vs. my jewelry etc….

In late 2015 I joined the Bangor Art Society and entered my glass art pieces in a few exhibits and an auction. Hanging around these fine people somehow lit the desire to paint again. I haven’t painted in about 30 years but here I go again!

This  year, 2018, I’ve joined several arts organizations and will be participating in a number of exhibits with them. Check my ‘where to find me’ page for upcoming venues.

This site is a natural extension of this new direction….. I hope you will enjoy it..

~Love and Light, Nancy

PS: My dichroic glass jewelry can be found at Glass Orchids and my new market farm & lavender farm info can be found at WinterRose Farm.