Saturday, August 2, 2008

Glass Artist Susan Murphy =Circle Art

It's fun to look for other glass artists named Susan. The artist today is Susan Murphy from Circle Art on Etsy.
I am in love with her slumped and fused glass. Her business card holders are soooo tempting
The beautiful trays are awesome. To make any of this work, you need to fuse many times, creating the initial piece of glass and then the final firing is tricky when you slump over a mold.
Susan has this skill mastered beautifully.

Susan took her first fusing class in Baltimore, MD in 2006 and then moved to the Seattle area. She started attending an artist workshop for fused glass artists in Redmond, WA in 2007. She says, "I love the inspiration that I get from working with a group of very talented people. They have taken me from simply stacking pieces of glass on top of each other to discovering glass as a means of expressing myself."

Not only does Susan fuse, but she also makes lampwork beads. She teaches English with the International Language Program at Cascadia Community College in Bothell, WA. Whew! She's a busy lady.

Susan's studio is a mother-in-law suite with windows looking out on the Cascade Mountains and huge pine trees.

I think we need to all go visit Susan and view those mountains and watch this very talented artist at work.
In the meantime, check out Susan's Etsy shop.

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