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Flo Ulrich Becker

"I have always been a maker. Working with glass allows me to wed an artistic nature with science and physicality; color with depth; and the tactile with the visual."

In her work, Flo Ulrich Becker conveys a sense of a place at the edge: the distant horizon seen from the ocean's doorstep, currents carrying pebbles along a river's bank, or sunlight playing at the edge of a meadow. Color and light-play are embraced where worlds meet. Standing at the edge, she explores these transitory experiences.

This body of work is kiln-formed glass, also known as fused glass. Sheet glass and pieces of unique layered glass are cut and assembled with glass frit and powders, then fused at about 1500 degrees in a kiln. This requires multiple firings, each of which may take 24-48 hours to complete. At this point, the piece is fused yet flat, and it must be fired one final time to achieve its finished shape.

Flo Ulrich Becker studied oil painting in an atelier program and was successfully represented around the country before being introduced to kiln-formed glass. She has studied with some of the foremost artists from around the world, both in their own studios and at the renowned Pilchuck Glass School. She has been awarded residencies at Pilchuck and at Northlands School of Glass in Lybster, Scotland.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Act 2: The Next Track, La Conner, WA, Museum of Northwest Art, 2011
Vivid Transcendence: Contemporary Glass, Bryan, TX , MSC Forsyth Center Galleries, 2011
Act 2: The Next Track, San Francisco, CA, Bullseye Gallery, 2012
Hot Glass in a Cool City, Austin, TX , Austin Bergstrom International Airport, 2010, 2012
Professional Artist in Residence, Stanwood, WA, Pilchuck Glass School, 2009, 2010
Ernst and Young, Corporate collection, Dallas, TX, 2009
Longhorn Village, Dining Room Gallery, Austin, TX, 2009