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Anna Boothe - "Perched" Glass Sculpture

$275.00
Availability: In stock
SKU
120223
"Perched"
Cast Glass Sculpture.
5" W x 2.5" H x 1.5" D.


Anna Boothe

Pragmatically, my process, lost wax frit and traditional pate de verre (glass pate) casting, tests my humility. It requires a patience and focus that is a perpetual challenge for me. As a former professional pastry chef, I sometimes view the forms I create in glass as a type of permanent baking. Kiln-cast glass yields results that are translucent and often candy-like. Consequently, the fused material allows light to define form, and to glow from within. The material becomes the perfect metaphorical vehicle for projecting both my one-of-kind and limited-edition investigations.

Biography

Anna Boothe has worked with glass since 1980 and holds degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and Tyler School of Art, where she was a member of the Glass Program faculty for 13 years. From 2003-2007, she coordinated and helped to institute the Glass Art Degree Program at Salem Community College in southern New Jersey. Currently, she is a free-lance instructor/artist and regularly conducts workshops, internationally, on kiln-casting techniques.

Anna's figural cast work is in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass and in numerous private collections. In the past several years, she has participated in the Particle Theories exhibit at the Museum of American Glass, the Figures and Forms show at Leo Kaplan Modern, World Glass Today at the Aptos Cruz Gallery (Adelaide, Australia) and the Bullseye Connection Gallery's 20/20 exhibit and has lectured at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Illinois-Wesleyan University and the Everhart Museum (Scranton, PA).

Anna served on the Glass Art Society's Board of Directors from 1998-2006 and was President of the organization from 2004-2006.


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