The Fused Glass Alchemist by Martha Phanshmidt

Exhibition  /  09 Dec 2017  -  06 Jan 2018
Published: 27.11.2017

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I am the alchemist, turning raw materials into beautiful and provocative objects.

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Martha Phanshmidt
As a child I sat at the kitchen table drawing with crayons while my mother cooked dinner. I lost myself in the activity of drawing. It was my first experience of the infinite. In school I loved making things - scratchboard drawings with black crayon over colored boards, linoleum block Christmas cards, clay figurines glazed in garish colors. At home I continued to draw, and found opportunities to express my creativity in other activities like making gingerbread houses and planting a garden. As an adult I continue to find much joy in the act of creation. Whether I am making a collage or painting I am the alchemist, turning raw materials into beautiful and provocative objects. I am deeply moved by beauty and need it around me for my well-being; it is a pleasure and a necessity. / Martha Phanshmidt
Kiln Glass
Colored glass powders are fused onto clear or white glass sheets in a kiln. Each piece is comprised of two to five of these pre-fused sheets of glass stacked and fused together to form one block.


Saturday, December 9th, 15:00 - 17:00 h