Verne Orlosk, Fused Glass Artist
At Studioverne Fine Art Fused Glass Gallery

Artist Statement

I enjoy the challenges of combining the physical characteristics of glass with a vision. The organic and fractal parts of nature are seen in seasonal cycles. The properties of glass have a correlation in revealing details of depth, movement, color, and light. The art provides moments of contemplation, discovery, and permanence of beauty.

Verne’s work is on display and available for purchase in her gallery/studio in Manchester, NH

You will also find representation of Verne’s glass art at:
♦The Lakes Gallery at Chi Lin, Laconia, NH thelakesgallery.com
♦Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA newburyportart.org
(current Juror for Winter Show 2024, member of Education Committee, Artist member)
♦NH Made, Portsmouth, NH shop.nhmade.com
(Board of Trustees and Artist member)
♦League of NH Craftsmen, Concord, NH nhcrafts.org
(Juried Artist, 2023 Best in Glass Award)

 

Process for My Fused Glass Leaves ‘Fall Footsteps Series’

I use glass powder – known as frit. My leaf series is exclusively glass powder. There is no base piece of glass. This process differs from the more familiar ‘powder wafer’ technique. I designed my process to decrease the weight of a finished piece of glass art, as well as to broaden the use of layering color in a painterly manner.

The controlled temperature of 1430 degrees F fuses the powder into a flat, solid glass piece averaging about 1/16” thick. A second ‘slump’ firing is done at a temperature 200 degrees lower. This is where I choose a mold to form tipped edges and shaping that creates movement in the leaves