Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sabra Richards Glass Artist

We only get to see Sabra every couple of years, so are pleased that this is the year!

Sabra talks about her work 

"Kiln formed glass is the medium of sculpture I presently work in.

It has been an interesting journey learning and working in several media and now I find the challenge of glass and combination of other materials, to enhance the glass very exciting and challenging.

I start with sheets of Bullseye Fusible Glass. The method is very bold and direct.  I choose the color, individual ones and others layered to achieve other colors. I create the design, adding and subtracting glass and, most importantly, adding cane and components made at the furnace, usually at the Corning Glass Museum. Sixteen pieces of glass, formed into a block, fired and then put into the furnace, turned and heated until malable, and then “pulled” into the cane that you see in my work.

Then I combine the finished glass with previously welded steel, or layers of metal or constructions for wall pieces. The process is long and involved and wonderful to do."


BFA CUM LAUDE (Syracuse University)
Graduate work: Parsons School of Design, SUNY Cortland, Syracuse University, Bennington College
Who's Who in American Art
NYArt Reveiw: A survey of leading artists
Printworld: Who's Who
American Art Collector: listed 2005, 2006

Her unique sculptures can be placed indoors or out. The results are striking pieces which leave the viewer in awe of how a delicate medium of glass can be combined with the boldness of steel. 
She creates decorative tables and benches, a lot of garden sculpture, and wall pieces. Her work varies in size from very small to as much as ten or more feet. Sabra’s work is in many public and private collections, IBM, KODAK, Xerox to name a few. She is also listed in Who’s Who in American Art.
We can help you commission a piece of Sabras work for inside or out.
Check out a few more pieces on our website.

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