Kiln Formed Glass Art by Connie Gates--Handmade in the Pacific Northwest

About

About

In 2008 I retired from my long time business career, left big city life, and moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest near the Columbia River where I currently live on a small ranch. Each day I am constantly mesmerized by nature’s abundant palette of the surrounding environment and its inspiration for art. My glass art ranges from practical to abstract reflecting on the dynamics of texture, color, and illusion of movement created with glass. Most of my days are spent working in my studio creating new designs, experimenting with new techniques, and teaching classes to interested member’s of surrounding communities.

I am currently exploring glass casting using the lost wax technique and concurrently learning sculpting and casting metal. More recently, I have been creating multi layered hand enameled glass art which if done correctly, creates the illusion of beautiful 2 dimensional objects. I enjoy the idea that someone would examine a piece and try to figure out “how was that done”!