ann alderson cabezas glass

posted by the scholar on October 3rd, 2007
filed under: artists, glass, home accessories

gah! look at these outstanding blown glass art pieces from wisconsin artist ann alderson cabezas! beauty, in her opinion, is a combination of simple themes found in nature and her favorite medium, glass – with its joyous, miraculous balance of fragility and strength. ann first creates her stunning pieces by blowing a hollow sphere of glass. subsequent sandblasting allows her to remove unwanted areas to create a dynamic interplay between the texture and structure. vibrant colors are then hand painted and fired onto the vessels as the finishing touch.

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ann_alderson_cabezas_sumac_bowl

ann_alderson_cabezas_noahs_ark_bowl

ann_alderson_cabezas_trout_bowlann_alderson_cabezas_maple_bowl

i am blown away by the meticulous precision of this work, and also love the organic themes and playful sense of humor.

find these magical pieces and more at the artful home.

via k style


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4 Responses to “ann alderson cabezas glass”

  1. technabob Says:

    Those are so freakin’ cool. I especially love the ones with the people and the animals.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi bob,

    yes! they are cool. and they are not very large either – about 5 x 8″ – so all that detail in person of the colors and cuts must be stupendous.

    thanks for the visit!

  3. sosser Says:

    these give me a rush of shrinky-dink nostalgia. so cool.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi sosser,

    shrinky dinks? why yes!

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