Artist

Glass48

‘My work is greatly inspired by the natural world and the gardens and forests that surround my rural Vermont home and studio. I have always been fascinated by plant structures and enjoy examining nature’s unique colors and forms. I am passionate about using molten glass to recreate these subtle details. I enjoy studying these delicate .....

‘My work is greatly inspired by the natural world and the gardens and forests that surround my rural Vermont home and studio. I have always been fascinated by plant structures and enjoy examining nature’s unique colors and forms. I am passionate about using molten glass to recreate these subtle details. I enjoy studying these delicate natural forms, colors and textures, and welcome the challenge of figuring out how to recreate them in molten glass. My pieces are composed of hot glass gathered from the furnace. I dust multiple layers of colored glass powder onto the surface of my pieces to mimic the plant colors and textures found in nature. I add small molten bits of colored glass to the surface of my pieces that then become leaves, flowers, stems, branches, etc… I use a small hot torch along with tweezers and shears to refine certain details in my work’.

Jen Violette has been working with molten glass for over 30 years. Her unique landscape sculptures are inspired by the rural Vermont countryside that surrounds her home and studio. In this series, she enjoys capturing the spirit of the rolling hills and historic farm dwellings that dot the local landscape and welcomes the challenge of recreating these scenes in molten glass.

Living in an old farmhouse with connected barns for her studio greatly inspires Violette’s daily thoughts and sketches. Her studio barn was built in 1890 and is a beautiful antique post and beam structure with lots of character, which she and her husband lovingly restored in 2002.

‘So much history is rooted in these old majestic farm dwellings. I often think of the families who have lived on these farms and worked the land. I am in love with these beautiful old barns and farmhouses which are often nestled into grassy hillsides. They are a great source of inspiration for me. It makes me sad to see them slowly vanishing from today’s landscape.

 

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Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
49th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: May 1st | Exhibition continues through July of 2021.