I love working with organic elements and creating movement in my pieces.
“Eternal” is an eternal flame. I had some cool red transparent glass and I started cutting the glass in big swoops. I didn’t know what I was going to make with it. But as I started to play with the individual pieces of glass it came together as a fiery, eternal flame. It’s one of my favorite pieces and won “Gallery Choice” in the Contemporary Art Gallery Online’s ALL Abstract in 3D/Mixed Media competition.
“Eternal” is available for $495, with free shipping in the U.S.
For me, “Fragile” isn’t about being made of glass. It’s about the Fragility of nature, which like glass can last forever or be gone in an instant. This piece is 12″w x 18″h and has gone through 5 firings. When I first made it after it’s first firing, I opened the cool kiln and called over my young 6-year-old godson Breon, who was living with us at the time with his mom. I was so proud of the piece. I said something, “Look at this, buddy!” He came over and said something like, “Wow! Cool” and he reached into the kiln to pick it up. I’m like, “Don’t touch it. You might break it.” So I reached in pick it up by the trunk and it snapped off into a bunch of pieces because the top was heavy. I remember closing my eyes and saying to him, “Aren’t you glad you didn’t do that?” And yes, I’m sure his 6-year-old self was very happy he wasn’t the one to break it. Four firings later it’s very sturdy.
“Fragile” won an Honorable Mention in the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery’s Nature competition.
“Fragile” is available for $375, which includes shipping in the U.S.
I really wanted to see what I could do with a blast of colors and came up with “Balance”. It’s 12″w x 18″h. This piece has a lot of transparency in it and seemed to have an odd kind of balance with a bunch of colors.
“Balance” is available for $275, which includes shipping in the U.S.
“Flight” won Best In Show in the Contemporary Art Gallery Online’s ALL Women in 3D/Mixed Media competition. I had gotten some scrap glass that had a lot of iridized blue, yellow and red glass. It fires up very shiny and I wanted to put two pieces together to make a bigger piece since my kiln was limited in size. I didn’t set out to make it look like birds in flight, but it kind of does. Or maybe two feathers blowing in the wind. But I loved the way it came out.
“Flight” has stand-offs attached, which means metal pieces are attached to the back so it looks like it’s floating off the wall. It’s a very cool effect.
“Flight” is available for $500, with free shipping the U.S.
So I bought a big piece of Dichroic glass and it was just so pretty. What to do with it. My kiln only could make 13″x13″ pieces at the time. But what if I created two pieces that would fit together. As I started to cut and play with the glass, this bird-esque creation came about and it measured 21″w x 14″h.
“Shiny” won “Best In Show” in the Contemporary Art Gallery Online’s ALL Colors in 3D/Mixed Media contest. The piece is completely made with Dichroic glass and was created in two pieces. Like “Flight”, this piece has stand-offs attached so it looks like it’s floating in the air.
“Shiny” is sold.
Kat Huddleston can be reached at email@example.com. See more Kat Art at ArtZipper .