Verne Orlosk, Fused Glass Artist
At Studioverne Fine Art Fused Glass Gallery
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
- As a juried member of The League of NH Craftsmen, some of her work is also displayed in their gallery shops.
- NH Made has a store location in Portsmouth, NH and features some exclusive works.
- A member of several New England Art Associations, work can frequently be found displayed in juried and member exhibitions.
- The Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin represents a selection of pieces in Laconia, NH.
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