If glass is the music then light is the dancer.
The Tempo Collection
This collection focuses on repeating patterns to compose the narrative. Meticulously crafted artglass consisting of hundreds of little pieces of opaline and transparent glass. Extremely time consuming and at times persnickety but well worth the effort for the flawless achievement of rhythm.
Heritage – 20 x 35 inches
This trio of patterned artglass panels consist of hundreds of small glass pieces of cyan blue, fuchsia, yellow, clear, black, cream, and white. Cyan blue, fuchsia, and yellow are considered to be the new “Primary” colors in art circles. These panels have a modern tribal feel. The color combination in this panel is energizing and vibrant but the vertical narrow threads of clear, cream and white add a calming contemporary feel.
The construction of this artglass required three trips into the kiln ranging from 32 to 72 hours per trip and temperatures ranging from 1325 to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Linen Collection
My woven artglass offers soft repetitive movement and subtle variances of color through my use of my handmade glass ribbons. The colors shifts and details add to the cohesion of the designs and are pleasing to the eye while the little pops of unexpected color preserve the interest of the viewer.
Spectrum – 66 x 22 inches
This set of six artglass panels consist of hundreds of threads of vibrant color. The transition of colors is in repeating rhythm of tones results in a unified pleasant energy. Unexpected flashes of light and color keep the viewer intrigued and surprised.
The construction of this wall sculpture required seven trips into the kiln ranging from 20 to 45 hours per trip and temperatures ranging from 1325 to 1415 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Halo Collection
I carefully craft concentric opaline and transparent rings of glass which when combined create an unique glass experience.
Summer Weekends – 10.5 x 3 inches
This patterned artglass bowl consist of hundreds of small glass pieces of greens, pinks, marigold yellows, purple and true blues. The combined colors create unified feeling of cheerfulness. The edge of the bowl shows the unique insides of the layers of light within different pieces.
The construction of this artglass required the use of the kiln four times to create the concentric circles and then three trips into the kiln ranging from 35 to 48 hours per trip and temperatures ranging from 1250 to 1510 degrees Fahrenheit.
I grew up in Irvine, California back when there were orange orchards, strawberry fields, and lots of room to roam. My mother named me Lynleigh after a meadow lake in the Sierra Mountains. Just as she was creative in my name, she exposed me to various art media growing up from watercolors and acrylics to junk art and clay to dance and theater.
When I was required to take an art class to get my degree in Geology, I thought stained glass would be enjoyable but I was secretly terrified of getting cut. My hesitancy was cured after my first good atrial squirt across the room. I discovered that I loved the precision necessary to make all the pieces of glass fit together like a jigsaw puzzle and I enjoyed the challenge. But most of all by the end of the semester, I had found my deep connection with the translucent beauty of color that only glass can give.
I continued with my new stained glass hobby when the my kids were young. During a particularly trying time with them, I decided I just needed a break and to do something “just for myself”. I found that the community college offered a Saturday Stained and Glass Fusion Class. I was excited for the stained glass projects but the concept of glass fusion was foreign. I fell head-over-heals in love with glass fusing!
Glass Fusing takes pieces of glass and melts them together under strict constraints of heating and holding at different temperatures to get the glass to behave differently. Its a precise craft like stained glass but on steroids! Glass Fusion truly is the perfect marriage of art and science. A challenge and a joy!
It’s twenty-five years later and my love of Glass Fusion has only grown. I am primarily self-taught but have taken various classes across the country and read books to broaden my skills and then I’ve developed and changed those techniques into my own. The more challenging the technique and process, the more I like it. I love having a concept of what I want to create, to merge my techniques together, and to work at it until I figure out how to make my vision real.
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