A feminist artist with no strings attached
I spent short time as a glassblower near Santa Fe, New Mexico. The studio I worked for was called Tesuque Glassworks. The studio was nested in the mountains and its façade was similar to amusement park ship themed ride. They grew pears and chili peppers on the small acreage and pet peacocks had free reign. I worked on a team of approximately ten artists creating cast glass sculptures for a master artisan. Each artist was responsible for a specific process in the casting. I created wax molds for these sculptures. I pulled them from silicone molds and attached sprigs, and maintained the fine details through melting and carving. These sculptures were large vessels that were 2-3 ft in diameter and aquatic wildlife landscapes covered their surfaces.
While I was here I develop and sold my own body of work. The personality of my glass blown work began to develop texturally. I experimented with making different textures on the glass. Creating simple loops, dimples, nipples and lumps and bumps. I also worked with composition, which is especially interesting because colors are undetectable at high temperatures. In my time here my work became more evocative and intriguing.