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Under the Microscope II and Southwest Bowl Juried into Wayne Art Center Regional Spring Open 2023
Under the Microscope II and Southwest Bowl were accepted into the Regional Juried Spring Open Exhibition at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA. The Wayne Art Center puts on the prestigious annual CraftForms exhibit, so I’m honored to be accepted into an exhibition at the same institution. The exhibit runs from March 27 to April 9, 2023 at the Wayne Art Center (413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne, PA 19087).
The reception is on April 12, 2023 from 3pm to 5pm.
Individual glass threads run through the center of cross-sections of hand-pulled glass cane, with cheerful cobalt and marigold yellow with black accents. Across the middle, more curved threads swoop, making a visual connection to the murrine core.
The glass cylinders in this bowl are sections individually cut from hand-pulled glass cane, which I create by heating glass to 1500 degrees and pulling it into rods while molten in a modern-day adaptation of the 16th century techniques of the Murano glassmakers. The gradient of murrine as it moves around the bowl reveals a chronology of the glass cane as it emerged from the crucible. Read more about this piece.
Red and turquoise squares, which go all the way through the bowl, nestle in swaths of creamy vanilla lines. Contrasting with the sharp geometry of the crossed segments, opulent red glass is drizzled into transparent turquoise. The flat, polished rim gives a glimpse into the inside of the bowl, where the red and turquoise swirls float above a cushion of clear glass that separates them from the crisp, white back. Read more about this piece.