About Melissa Schmidt
Blown, lamp worked, and cold worked borosilicate glass with mixed media and precious metals. I hand blow each bubble. Within my compositions I strive to balance color, texture, reality and illusion. My pieces are inspired by antique blown glass buttons. They are built to last and as strong as they are beautiful. Each piece evokes some forgotten piece of our collective history. Each bubble represents nature; its shapes and naturally evolving contours. With our many layers, we evolve and bring forth the old and the new. From delicate beginnings to sturdy stances, so these works move and express themselves.