Ann Szerlip

Lampwork Glass Bead Utensils Fused Glass

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Spring 2019 Exhibit Location #37  Wheelchair Accessible

Artisans at 72 Columbus Street  
72 Columbus Street
Newton Highlands
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I create lampwork beads which I add to stainless steel serving utensils. I also make fused glass plates to complement the utensils. The term lampwork comes from the time when artists used oil lamps to melt the glass. Today, we use table mounted torches and the more modern term is flameworking. The process of sitting at a torch and creating beautiful colors and designs is mesmerizing and one I cannot get enough of. For 40 years I was in the software business, selling big systems to companies around the world. Once I took up glass all I could think about was how soon could I get back into the studio and be mesmerized by the hot glass. Working full time in the software industry and keeping up my glass work created an interesting tension. The glass finally won – I am now retired from corporate America and working full time in my garage studio in Newton Highlands.  

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