World country:United States

Technique:Casting, Cold work, Kiln work


Discipline:Decorative, Functional

Areas of Interest:Exhibition, Networking, Techniques

Product:Commission, Design/ Functional/ interiors, Wall pieces

Country:United States

Carmel Barrett

The beauty of Glass has always held a deep fascination for me, there’s something technically demanding about glass that keeps me engaged and I believe it provides today’s contemporary artists a greater challenge than working with any other medium. Glass can be unyielding, brittle, and often just downright stubborn. Persistence, patience, and good time management are prerequisites to the process, and supplies and equipment can be expensive. That said, when everything works together, the incredible effects of heat, chemistry, and flow, have the ability to create art with light refraction, transparency, and translucency, only possible in glass.

Origin Panel , 39.5 cm x 12.7 cm Optic Topic Harmonics. Stacked flow distortion of reactive color stringers on a clear base.

Gazing Pool , 20.3 cm x 12.7 cm Multiple layers of clear, blue and green tint sheet glass, with layered, pre-fired colored glass pebbles, and seaweed.

Ebb Tides

Mondrian , 18 cm x 12.7 cm Small dish in the style of Piet Mondrian. Dutch pioneer of abstract art.

Copperhead Road , 35.5 x 17.8 Panel. An on edge construction, of alternating short and full length glass strips, create an organic flow. The technique credited to Klaus Moje, produces an almost bubble-free final piece.