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 three decades I have pushed myself to explore what I could do with this material"
There is energy in heat. Energy in creation and 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.
I have been reinventing the architecture of glass for over 30 years. After training at the California College of the Arts, later attended Pilchuck to study under the renowned glass maestro Pino Signoretto. The number of glass artists I have worked with is too many to name; and continue to expand at every opportunity. The figurative pieces have been a thread for over 20 years, I refer to them as studies. More recently I have been deconstructing my shell series into abstract patterns. Thanks to guidance of Judy Tuwalletstewa,
I’ve developed into an instructor along the way. At Make Santa Fe I can be found in the metal shop. Happily available to get involved with others figuring out how to make things work.
Asl part of Santa Fe's artist community, working at many of the glass facilities as well as collaboration with other artists is important to me. Teaching is expanding passion with others. You can take classes at Liquid Light Glass, Make Santa Fe, and Prairy Dog Glass. I am currently showing at, Keep Contemporary,, Roadrunner Gallery, & Liquid Light Glass