Glass creations begin from many broken bits of glass and represent chaos and confusion. My mission is to bring a vibrant and deliberate organization to the chaos, producing stunning art that gets a joyful and festive response. Sometimes even just a smile is enough. Mosaic pieces that illuminate desert and floral-themed lanterns, sun-catchers, jewelry, remembrance pieces, and abstract bowls are among my current interests. Commissioned works include a tapestry piece, custom house number tiles, and remembrance pieces and hearts.
My creative process generally entails an idea or combination of concepts that start with a drawing or sketch from a vision. In many cases, an idea that keeps coming forth in my imagination begs for new life. Bringing my artistic dreams to life and sharing them is my top aspiration. 2023 is an exciting year as I complete the construction of my Fired On The Mountain Studio overlooking the historic city of Prescott, AZ, with picturesque forested views. My long-term goal is to share my art locally. Additionally, I am looking forward to collaborating with other artists on community art projects.
Fused glass art starts in fragments and chips; using them to form new images allows me to focus my energy on a single task. My favorite process is making pattern bars. This involves forming a brick from individual strips of glass and creating slices out of the brick to blossom into a repetitive pattern. Taking my time crafting these types of works allows me to sort through my own thunderstorm of thoughts and create something beautiful and refreshing. Experimenting and applying the aspects of glass as individual pieces and then shaping them to evolve into something extraordinary keep glass fusing interesting. ~ Liz Glorioso