I first met Heather Wood of The Bridge Studio, a local glass artist at a Guelph, Ontario craft show. Her original handpainted art work is so lovely that I bought a pendant for myself! Nature is often an inspiration - especially trees. However, as you can see from her brand new Etsy store, there are other motifs which inspire and will make great special interest gifts.
She takes advantage of glass transparency to add layers of complexity to her designs. What she does is paint with vitreous glass enamels. She also does multiple kiln firings to create layers of color. Her virtuosity with earth tone and soothing colors is lovely.
Sandblasting, etching and other media collages are some of the techniques used to create her one of a kind designs. Shown here are her scraffito designs on pins, pendants and earrings.
I bought a maple leaf pendant something reminiscent to this one below. Not the same because all her work is one of a kind. I can honestly say the pictures here just don't do her work justice!
Her larger art sculptures are also stunning. No wonder her work has been exhibited across Canada.
She still teaches at the Wellington County Museum doing summer workshop season, and also in her own studio. Heather accepts commissions.
If you'd like to win Heather's wonderful hand painted artwork to the tune of $45 worth, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.
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This giveaway is for US and Canada only.
Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments. (The exception is Facebook - just like/comment on the giveaway status there!!)
It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, November 7, 2016. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!
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