I enjoy putting shapes and colors together, coming up with something simple but elegant or whimsical. I love working with leaves and leaf skeletons, creating interesting shapes and patterns in glass, a wonderful, challenging medium.
Having grown up in the Sonoran desert, I’m drawn to saguaros, ocotillos, palo verdes as a theme. Faces fascinate me. After almost 20 years of on-the-job experience, I’m also interested in space and dark-sky topics.
I’m always experimenting, pushing the limits of the medium.
In 2014 I began working more on pieces to hang, often recycling frames by designing fused glass pieces to enhance them. I’m also giving new life to wood boxes, adding fused glass to them.
Sonoran Glass School, Tucson, AZ
Tucson Mountains Artist Collective, Tucson, AZ
International Association of Astronomical Artists
Sonoran Arts League, Cave Creek, AZ
Arizona Glass Alliance, Scottsdale, AZ
Past member: National Capital Art Glass Guild, Washington, DC / American Craft Council / Southern Arizona Arts Guild, Tucson, AZ / Arizona Designer Craftsmen / Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ
Contact: diane at dianesfusedglass.com / Tucson, AZ Studio telephone (on the Do Not Call list): (520) 624-7086; to text (also on the Do Not Call list): (703) 870-8077 (cell)