Pate de Verre Vessels
The focus of my project will be to create a collection of 6 – 10 moderately sized works of art that are executed using pate de verre (paste of glass) techniques. Each of these pieces will be vessel forms sculpted to have natural, botanical and/or animal qualities. The goal of this project is to research new techniques and themes, which will expand my approach and abilities to create artwork. These works are influenced by Amalric Walter, who worked for Daum in Sevres, France in the early 1900s creating functional objects decorated with nature motifs. Much of the funding will go to the pruchase and installation of equipment necessary to create this work. The desired outcome for this series of works is to have them exhibited in galleries, including BSU’s Wallace Anderson Gallery or another on-campus venue, the CART May Celebration, nonprofit art centers, education institutions and the Bristol Art Museum, in which I am slated to exhibit in March 2012.
Craven, Leigh (2011). Pate de Verre Vessels. Faculty and Librarian Research Grants (FLRG). Item 126.