Glass artist Margaret Neher recreates and preserves forever the fleeting beauty found in nature. Working over an open flame, she translates the fragile delicacy of orchids, wildlife, and everyday fruits into lasting art objects that capture more than a mere realistic rendition of an everyday item.
Neher began working with stained and etched glass in 1984, and spent several years making kaleidoscopes. Drawn to lampworking in 1991, she soon devoted herself exclusively to this centuries-old tradition in which glass rods and tubing are melted over a 3000-degree flame, and then hand worked into detailed sculptural forms. No molds are used, and no two pieces are identical.
Nine-time NICHE Award finalist and three-time winner, Neher is best known for her detailed botanicals. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, and on the Carol Duvall Show.
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