Thursday, June 7, 2012

Nancy Westell

Drawing, painting and sculpting have fascinated Nancy since she was a young girl. In recent years, her desire to be creative has drawn her to glass fusion, an art form that gives her the opportunity to immerse herself in her artistic passion.

“I love how the kiln transforms hard, cold glass into beautiful, colourful plates, bowls and charming pieces of jewellery,” she says. Nancy works with a special (dichroic) glass that shows different colours when viewed from different directions. “After firing, the glass glitters and sparkles. The interchange of colours is endless making glass an exciting and rewarding medium to work with.”

From the use of special glass, choice and creation of molds, to pattern designs, each piece is carefully planned and created to produce the finished unique product.