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Diane Allison


"Celebrate life with a fun infinite changing statement of color and light!"

I have always tried to portray reflections of light and color in my art. In 2019 I fell in love with coldworking glass processes while studying with Kent Lauer. My focus expanded to more diverse glass projects exploring the infinite range of paradoxes: glass is fragile and solid, transparent and opaque, refractive and reflective. Colors within each piece span the entire spectrum created by...

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... layers of profusion, dichroic, and starphire glass. Some of the profusion glass I use is no longer available truly making several pendants one of a kind. My sailing sculpture series uses old lighthouse lenses.

Cold working is technically defined as changing the shape or surface texture of glass. Cutting, grinding and polishing with tight tolerances is a challenging balance with artistry, leading to a sense of accomplishment along with a determination to push out my boundaries. Coldworking techniques allow me the time to pause as I work and control the final play of light as it affects the colors layered inside. I prefer to let the glass itself dictate the final visual experience, one of continual revelation of a full spectrum of color blends and patterns. Success to me occurs when the glass piece captivates the viewer’s imagination and encourages him to discover something new each time he views it.

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Best of Show, 2021 Urban Art Festival

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Easy Breeze
Cast Glass

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Sunset Sail
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale