Charity Stewart's Profile

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Color makes me happy. Maybe because I have lived under the gray skies of the Pacific Northwest my entire life, I can’t help but to embrace it. As a child, I discovered the joy of working with glass by helping my grandmother create stained glass windows. Those lessons in creativity piqued my interest in the medium and my lifelong fascination with the interplay of glass, light and color began.

Years ago I decided to follow my heart and take the leap from the corporate world into doing what I love most – spending time with my two daughters and pursuing this passion for glass art. Largely self-taught, I have been working in glass for the past 10 years and have studied contemporary art with local and international professionals. Much of my work is inspired by the beauty in nature and travels throughout Italy.

Currently I am…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 30
  • Joined February 15, 2009

Favorite materials

millefiori glass, moretti glass, sterling silver, pewter, leather, steel

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Charity Stewart Glass Designs

About

Color makes me happy. Maybe because I have lived under the gray skies of the Pacific Northwest my entire life, I can’t help but to embrace it. As a child, I discovered the joy of working with glass by helping my grandmother create stained glass windows. Those lessons in creativity piqued my interest in the medium and my lifelong fascination with the interplay of glass, light and color began.

Years ago I decided to follow my heart and take the leap from the corporate world into doing what I love most – spending time with my two daughters and pursuing this passion for glass art. Largely self-taught, I have been working in glass for the past 10 years and have studied contemporary art with local and international professionals. Much of my work is inspired by the beauty in nature and travels throughout Italy.

Currently I am enjoying the exploration of color and kiln forming with Murano millefiori. Italian for "1,000 flowers", millefiori is an ancient technique where glass canes are fused together then sliced to reveal beautiful flowerlike patterns. These tiny slices of glass are hand cut, intricately arranged, fused multiple times, cold worked then wire wrapped in our Portland, Oregon studio. This intensive process has proven to be challenging but also very rewarding, as it results in unique and distinctive pieces of art glass jewelry. My hope is to bring you a little slice of history and a little bit of cheer with each Charity Stewart Design.



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