Patty Housby, Housby Glass

Des Moines, IA

ARTIST'S STATMENT

Glass is a vibrant medium, and its dramatic contrasts are what draw me in - opaque/transparent solid/fluid bold/subtle. Light plays such an amazing role in making a piece come to life. Each piece begins by cutting a sheet of fusible glass into shapes or strips then firing in a glass kiln. Pieces can be fired as many as 4 times to get the desired results along with using many tools such as grinders, sandblasters and wet tile saws. The end result are pieces that are both decorative and functional. Enjoy!