Fused Glass – Amy Knight – The Purple Pomegranate
The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring work by Stevensville artist, Amy Knight during the month of July. Beginning with her box of Crayola crayons and spring flowers, Amy Knight has always been drawn to color. Several years ago she started working with glass as something to do on cold, rainy days and nights. This was a great outlet from her day job in the health care field. Initially Amy made stained glass pieces which was a good way to learn how to cut glass but much too tedious for her. A year or so later Amy started fusing glass. She was both surprised and captivated by how the glass emerged from the kiln. The sharp edges of the glass were softened and rounded during the transformation as the pieces were heated up to 1480 degrees.
Attending glass classes and seminars taught by renowned artists in their respective fields, has helped Amy expand her knowledge base. A recent business course has helped her focus in areas she had little desire or interest in doing. It is the color of glass that motivates Amy to create functional art that all of us can enjoy for years to come. She loves experimenting with different designs, patterns and colors as the creative possibilities are endless. It is the spectrum of glass colors that inspires her.
Meet Amy during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 from 6-9 PM. Amy’s work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of July.