Kilnformed Glass Work
My newest body of work, the Tramonto (meaning sunset in Italian) Series is my homage to Italian master glassmakers like Lino Tagliapietra. While just as colorful as my previous series, the exacting and tedious process of applying the color, inspired directly from the Italian makers, is what distinguishes this series from my other work.
The end result, which reminds one of a sunset - and thus the series name - offers a rich and blended slate of colors.
Music and dance are the inspiration for this series. It's an intentional exploration to create beautiful, organic forms. The vessel's primary color and design are usually accompanied with a contrasting edge color.
With my other series, the design is the focus. With this series, the vessel's form is the emphasis.