Verne Orlosk, Fused Glass Artist
Verne currently works from her studio located across from the historic Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH and speaks frequently to passers by about the fine art of fused glass.
“I dislike the restrictive ‘ifs’ when designing for a kiln process, but relish in the ‘what ifs’ in pushing the vision forward. Finding a process and medium to share a vision, results in the permanence of art.”
A BFA in Graphic Design from Boston University started a career in the Advertising and Print media industries for ten years. She pursued mural painting and developed school enrichment programs in art and jewelry design while raising two daughters with her husband. A move to Ohio led her to two years of volunteering at the Toledo Museum of Art. Seventeen years as an instructor at the Currier Museum Art Center in Manchester, NH allowed her to teach the fine arts in several mediums and maintain her love of drawing. She discovered fused glass and directed the program for fourteen years.
The combination of growing up with quiet times on a family sailboat and the solitude that currently living at the beach can provide allows her work to share moments of reflection, beauty and curiosity. Fused Glass also allows her desire for light to be part of the art experience when viewing her worlds about the sea.
“I have created quite an obsession with tidal action and my response has been actively collecting. The detritus and specimens have become inspirational, as well as infinite examples of the natural world and its own evolutions.”
All my pockets have sand in them!