Varda Avnisan

" I approach glass as a language: its luminescence and transparency, volume and weight, and qualities of light and shadow are elements I use in translating the visual and sensual realities around me. "

Varda's work is influenced by abstract art, as well as tile and tapestry work of the Mediterranean. Her pieces are born of a half-formed idea, a fragment of narrative, or a particular emotion. The development of each piece from design to execution is a negotiation between the physical hardness of glass and the fluidity of its form and the interplay of color and pattern. Her work is always evolving and she is constantly exploring new ways to bend and break the limits of the medium.

Varda creates her pieces by first designing elements in the form of glass canvases or swatches of fabric. After fusing she cuts those elements and reassembles them according to a design that best creates harmony of color and pattern. She then slumps her pieces into molds to create vessels that can be functional as well as decorative.

Varda has studied extensively with leading glass artists in the US, has taken numerous classes in the Washington, DC area and around the country, including at the Bullseye Glass in Portland Oregon and the Corning Studio in Corning, NY, where she assisted Italian glass artist Miriam Di Fiore in 2007. She is also teaching workshops at Glen Echo Art Glass Center, Glen Echo, MD.

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Autumn Woods Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
$ 807.50
Autumn Meadow Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 2,450
$ 2,082.50
Autumn Maze Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 637.50
Jerusalem Gate Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

by Varda Avnisan
$ 480
$ 408
Vessel in Brown and Gold
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 637.50
Woodland Art Glass Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 637.50
Geometry in Red
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 650
$ 552.50
Sedona Sunset IV
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,450
$ 1,232.50
Black and White Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Green Arc Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

by Varda Avnisan
$ 350
$ 297.50
Blue Arc Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

by Varda Avnisan
$ 350
$ 297.50
Sahara Desert Wall Sculpture
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Light on Water
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Flowering Red
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Autumn Leaves Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Wave Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

by Varda Avnisan
$ 600
$ 510
Amber Striped Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

by Varda Avnisan
$ 490
$ 416.50
Jerusalem Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

by Varda Avnisan
$ 600
$ 510
Blue and White Forest Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

by Varda Avnisan
$ 490
$ 416.50
Striped Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 590
$ 501.50
Blue Forest
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,062.50
Arizona Sunrise
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
$ 807.50
Morning Glory
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Sapphire and Gold Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 637.50
Autumn
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Amalfi
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
$ 807.50
Composition # 1
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 3,800
$ 3,230
Composition # 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 3,800
$ 3,230
Silver Moon
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,062.50
Moonrise on a Snowy Night
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,490
$ 1,266.50
Brown Variations Candle Holders
Art Glass Candleholders

by Varda Avnisan
$ 170
$ 144.50
Brown and Ivory Candle Holders
Art Glass Candleholders

by Varda Avnisan
$ 170
$ 144.50
Woodland Candle Holders
Art Glass Candleholders

by Varda Avnisan
$ 170
$ 144.50
Amore Candle Holders
Art Glass Candleholders

by Varda Avnisan
$ 170
$ 144.50
Bamboo Forest Art Glass Fan Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Red, Black, and Gold Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,062.50
Blue Maze Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,062.50
Yellow, Black, and Red Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,450
$ 1,232.50
Seaside
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 637.50
Santorini Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 637.50
Color Explorations
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Flamenco Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 590
$ 501.50
Poppy Field
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 637.50
Blue Art Glass Table
Art Glass Side Table

by Varda Avnisan
$ 2,595
$ 2,205.75
Blue Forest Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

by Varda Avnisan
$ 275
$ 233.75
Ocean Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,062.50
Capri Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Sunshine
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,450
$ 1,232.50
Sunrise Sunset
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,062.50
Beyond the Blue Sea
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,062.50
Bamboo Forest II
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 2,450
$ 2,082.50
Orange Candle Holders
Art Glass Candleholders

by Varda Avnisan
$ 170
$ 144.50
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Celebration of the Arts, Fairfax, VA, Jewish Community Center of Northern VA, 2008
Creative Crafts Council, North Bethesda, MD, Strathmore, 2007
Excploration in Glass, Glen Echo, MD, Art Glass Center, 2006
Art's Council at Grace, VA, Reston, 2006