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Artistic Flair is a name I came up with after delving into different mediums of the art world. I've always loved to craft even at an early age. My first experience with craft shows came about 14 years ago when I was making beaded necklaces and bracelets. I did various local art shows and really enjoyed it. I took a small hiatus from doing shows after my son was born, and then a couple years later, I got into ceramics and just loved playing with mud! Learning handbuilding techniques, wheel throwing, coming up with my own line of ceramic jewelry pendants and starting up with art shows again kept me quite busy. I was lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mom, doing my arts & crafts in my spare time. I soon purchased my own kiln and was producing all my ceramic pieces from home. Fusing glass always peaked my interest and once I was introduced…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 13
  • Joined November 17, 2007

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glass, clay, beads

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Artistic Flair - unique fused glass...

About

Thanks for visiting Artisitic Flair!

Artistic Flair is a name I came up with after delving into different mediums of the art world. I've always loved to craft even at an early age. My first experience with craft shows came about 14 years ago when I was making beaded necklaces and bracelets. I did various local art shows and really enjoyed it. I took a small hiatus from doing shows after my son was born, and then a couple years later, I got into ceramics and just loved playing with mud! Learning handbuilding techniques, wheel throwing, coming up with my own line of ceramic jewelry pendants and starting up with art shows again kept me quite busy. I was lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mom, doing my arts & crafts in my spare time. I soon purchased my own kiln and was producing all my ceramic pieces from home. Fusing glass always peaked my interest and once I was introduced to it, there was no turning back! Although I still like using clay and making ceramic jewelry, my focus right now is on making my own fused glass artwork. I love to come up with different and unique designs - the possibilities with this type of artwork are endless.

The process of making each of my pieces can take days, or even weeks depending on the design, but it is the end result that is truly gratifying! I handcut my own glass, layer it to get the design I want and then fuse the glass together in my kiln at 1450 - 1500 degrees. All of my pieces are fused with compatible glass and annealed (cooled slowly) for durability and strength. I also incorporate dichroic glass throughout my pieces. This glass leaves a beautiful effect as the metallic coating absorbs and reflects different colors of light at different angles.

I hope you enjoy looking at my items. Be sure to check back often, as I will be creating more fabulous things!

I am a member of the glass Self-Representing Artists - (SRA #D69)

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