Melissa Schmidt


The use of hollow blown glass as a container and a canvas drives the conceptual content of my work. The jewelry I create challenges perceptions of what glass can and can't do. It appears heavy and fragile, but is surprisingly lightweight and strong. The bubbles have movement, a pleasing sound, a tactile quality and together create a sculptural form. Lamp worked, annealed, cold worked borosillicate glass with powdered colored glass, frit glass, glass stringers, silver nitrate, slide film images, 18 karat foil leaf and folded origami.
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