studioTica

Handmade Glass Art and Artisan Soap from a Tica

Washington, D.C. 18 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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studioTica

Handmade Glass Art and Artisan Soap from a Tica

Washington, D.C. | 18 Sales

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Last updated on May 12, 2019

I would love to stay in connect with you - please 'favorite' my shop and follow me at:
https://www.studiotica.com/
https://www.instagram.com/studioticaglass/

#ShopSmall #ShopLocal #MadeInUSA #studioTica

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studioTica

My Inspiration:
My inspiration to create art and live my life comes from my belief in God, my family, and the beauty in the world around me. I am truly blessed and hope you find inspiration from my creations.

About studioTica
While I have been an avid photographer since I was old enough to hold a camera, my journey into creating art began in the early 2000's. By 2013, I was working with large-format canvas prints (40x60's). StudioTica was created in 2015 to showcase my photographs and honor my Costa Rican heritage. About the same time, I started to push myself into a different direction artistically, and my passion turned towards the glass. My ultimate goal is to blend the mediums (glass and photography) together to create something amazing. I am blessed to be helped and encouraged in this endeavor by my husband, Mark, and daughter, Elizabeth.

Production Methods
It starts with simple sheets of glass, a glass-cutter, and inspiration. Each individual piece of glass -- color, thickness, opacity, and enhancements -- are beautiful on their own, though when fused together forms a truly stunning piece of art. After carefully selecting, sculpting and stacking raw glass elements on a specially prepared shelf into a kiln, I fire it to 1300-1600 degrees. Depending on the effect I am looking for, this initial firing process can take as little as nine hours to as many as thirty. Once cooled, I have a completely fused piece of glass which I cut, grind, and polish as necessary (this is called coldwork) - and through additional firings, complete the effect and shape it into the final design. While some pieces require one firing, most pieces require two to four. For my jewelry pieces, I source the highest quality bails, chains, bangles, ear wires and earrings, frames, jump rings, and wire and tubes to create a truly unique creation.

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  • studioTica

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Mom and "Tica"

  • Bella

    Designer, Marketer, Curator

    Daugher, medical school student, and Tica

  • Mark

    Assistant

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