Abstract Fused Glass Wall Art ‘Fifties Abstract’ by Wendy Newhofer
Enhance the décor in your home with this lovely handmade abstract fused glass wall art.
Wendy creates soft subtle colours in her glass wall art by layering metallic foils between two sheets of float glass. The metals enter the kiln shiny but come out in the soft soothing shades we see here – a bit like alchemy in reverse.
The retro shapes and colours in this abstract fused glass wall art would suit both traditional and contemporary settings.
Why not collect all of Wendy’s glass wall art and display them in a well-lit room to show them off at their very best?
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Abstract Fused Glass Wall Art
Wendy Newhofer was a primary school teacher for many years. She was fortunate enough to work as a teacher part time which, enabled her to indulge her passion for drawing and printmaking. A move to Oxford, in 2003, provided her with the opportunity to enrol on an Art Foundation course. It was there she first encountered kiln-formed glass and was immediately captivated by the process.
The next few years were spent studying for a part-time Fine Arts degree before deciding to concentrate on glass art. A 3D glass course in London over three years gave her the skills and experience to set up a studio at her home in Oxford.
Wendy makes expressive glass pieces which have a ‘painterly’ quality to them. She is able to ‘draw’ within the glass and create a palette of subtle colours. She achieves this by including precious metal leaf and wire in her designs. The glass is then fired in the kiln to create her stunning artworks. Her love of pattern informs her work. In addition, natural forms have been a strong influence in her work.
Wendy is a member of the Contemporary Glass Society and Just Glass and regularly shows work in their exhibitions. She has also taken part in the Oxfordshire Artweek’s open studios for thirteen years and has exhibited nationally.