In stunning moments
of simple grace and beauty,
"Glass has been an inspiration and a challenge for me on many levels. It has been an incredibly personal, and public process. For over two decades I have pushed myself to explore what I could do with this material" said Cia.
There is energy in heat. Energy in creation. Energy in process. By heating glass to a liquid state and letting it drip onto the "canvas", Cia lets the energy of creation emerge in her work. Work that increases in meaning the longer you examine it.
Cia has been reinventing the architecture of glass for over 30 years. After training at the California College of the Arts, Cia later attended Pilchuck to study under the renowned glass maestro Pino Signoretto. The number of glass artists she has worked with are too many to name; Cia continues to expand at every opportunity. One of her series 'Carbon dating' combines glass and graphite with steal creating a relationship between the materials. The figurative pieces have been a thread for over 20 years, they fluctuate expressions jumping between grace and angst. More recently she is developing her shell series creating abstract patterns. Thanks to guidance of Judy Tuwalletstewa, Cia is looking at the Sea Shell deconstructing it and putting the parts back together.
She has been an integral part of Santa Fe's artist community, working at many of the glass facilities as well as collaboration with other artists when glass is used in their work. You can take classes by Cia at Liquid Light Glass, Make Santa Fe, and Prairy Dog Glass. She is currently Nov/Dec 2019, participating in a coop gallery, Stern Contemporary, 554 Canyon Rd. Please view her work in Santa Fe at