Heart Bowl, Small, Boutique Series, 2013
Heart Bowl, Small, Boutique Series, $200
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This piece is part of Ms. Gustafson's Boutique line. This series is on clear glass forms that are functional forms. The same technique is used to create this series as in her colored and blown glass forms. Each are signed and are created in limited edition. An heirloom gift for special occasions.
Carrie Gustafson's joyful aesthetic is a quest for lightness and luminosity, which radiates through her colorful, bold modernist glass. Her intricate patterns are inspired by the natural world. Carrie experimented in glassblowing while a printmaking major at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), which ignited her signature style of intricate patterns on vibrantly colored, hand-blown glass.
Her technique begins on the surface, where she applies an intricate web of hand cut stencils to the top layer of these clear glass forms. Next, she sandblasts through to multiple, an under-layer to reveal a subtle transition from muted glass to clear glass allowing for wonderful shadows and light.
After RISD, Gustafson's BFA in printmaking was followed by studying glass at the Pilchuck Glass School (WA); Penland School of Crafts (NC); The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass (NY) and at Rosin Studio, on Murano, Venice's historic 'glass island' in Italy. Most notably, she was featured in five Smithsonian Craft Shows from 2003 – 2009. In 2009, she was the recipient of the award for "Excellence in Glass" and the catalogue cover featured her vessel.
In 2011, Ms. Gustafson received the following recognition and awards:
Massachusetts Cultural Council Craft Fellow, Boston, MA
Visiting Artist Residency, The Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Best in Show 3D, The Temple Arts Festival, Nashville, TN
Carrie has been featured in numerous publications and in several national exhibitions. Her commissioned works can be found in restaurants and private homes throughout the country.