Roxann Slate

Roxann Astra Slate

"Exploring the magic of glass fuels my inspiration. "

Roxann Slate works in the interplay of what she wants the glass to become and what the glass wants to be. Each piece is negotiation. It's important to her that every piece is well crafted and easy to wear. The jewelry doesn't live until it's worn.

Each piece is made by working glass rods in an open 2,000 degree flame. Using heat, gravity, and minimal tools, Slate individually shapes each component. All findings are sterling silver.

Roxann Slate grew up in a family of glass artists and has been flameworking since she was 10 years old. Slate has worked extensively at the Corning Museum of Glass with glass artists from around the world. She earned her BA when she was 19 years old from Bard College at Simon's Rock, an innovative early college. Slate creates her work at UrbanGlass in downtown Brooklyn, New York.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Brooklyn Museum Store, New York , Brooklyn, 2016
An American Craftsman , New York, New York City, 2016
Speed Art Museum, Kentucky , Louisville , 2016
Corning Museum of Glass Museum Store, New, Corning , 2016
UrbanGlass Ware, New York, Brooklyn, 2015