Katherine began fusing glass around 2007, and it has been remarkable to see her work evolve since we started carrying it when Artzi Stuff first opened in 2008. Kat makes small hanging ornaments, as well as a variety of sizes of glass, mounted on wood frames, that she also paints. These can stand on a shelf or hang on the wall.
Curious and Eclectic Fused Glass, made on Vancouver Island.
Everything I create is unique and handcrafted, even small items such as magnets or ornaments have variations in them and each piece of my glass artwork has its own distinct character.
I learned to work with stained glass in the late 1990’s and then in 2006 I was introduced to fused glass. For now I have hung up my soldering iron and I work strictly with fused glass.
I create sketches from my photography of animals, plants and landscapes to develop designs, and then using these sketches transfer my drawings to fusible sheet glass using powdered glass. I build the colour, shading, and details up in layers, which usually requires firing the pieces several times.
Wall art and ornaments are generally fired two or three times. Dishes are fired three to four times. The average finished glass piece is going to spend 40 to 75 hours in the kiln, including cool down time.