Genevieve C. Cole earned a BFA in glass and ceramics from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1995. Since then she has worked primarily with glass, exploring several techniques including glass blowing, lamp working, mosaics and kiln forming. She lived and worked in France as a glass blower and co-owner of an ornamental iron studio, in Pennsylvania as a free-lance scenic carpenter and faux painter for QVC Studio Park and glass blower for Simon Pearce Glass. For the past nine years Genevieve has called Vermont home, serving as the Executive Director of The Vermont State Craft Center (2005-2006) and teaching and creating custom glass art pieces for private collectors.
"The work exhibited in the Glass Roots Series was inspired by my everyday surroundings and my travel experiences in both Europe and the U.S. Many of the images are scenes that I see through my studio window or while walking in the woods behind my house. The many layers found in these pieces are made up of sheet glass, liquid and powdered enamels, mica powder and bits of colored glass called frit, which are cut, stacked, painted then fired (or fused) in a large kiln to 1500 F, sometimes two or three times each. Glass is a natural material, both complex and versatile, requiring intense heat and gentle handling. Like in nature, the color and "mood" of the glass will change depending on the ambient light. I hope you enjoy viewing the
Glass Roots Series as much as I enjoyed making it."
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