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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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Bamboo Forest
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Modern Art Glass Clock
Art Glass Clock

$ 490
$ 392
Ocean Matza Plate
Art Glass Platter

$ 180
$ 144
Sapphire Art Glass Seder Plate
Art Glass Seder Plate

$ 320
$ 256
Striped Art Glass Platter
Art Glass Platter

$ 490
$ 392
White City Seder Plate
Art Glass Seder Plate

$ 490
$ 392
Purple Sunset
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,450
$ 1,160
Composition in Red and Black
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,500
$ 1,200
Jerusalem Sunset Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 600
$ 480
Coral
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Barcelona Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
$ 760
Sonoran Sunset
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
$ 760
Southwest Vista
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,500
$ 1,200
Kaleidoscope
Art Glass Bowl

$ 750
$ 600
Celestial Blue
Art Glass Menorah

$ 600
$ 480
Coastal Sunrise
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 750
$ 600
White Confetti
Art Glass Bowl

$ 490
$ 392
Green Planet Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,450
$ 1,160
Santorini II
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,450
$ 1,160
Landscape
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,450
$ 1,160
Windows to the Sun
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,450
$ 1,160
Beyond The Blue Fence
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Promise of Love
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Blue in the Moonlight
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,800
$ 2,240
Abstract Blue
Art Glass Menorah

$ 600
$ 480
Windows
Art Glass Menorah

$ 600
$ 480
Forest Wave
Art Glass Menorah

$ 490
$ 392
Textured Platter
Art Glass Platter

$ 240
$ 192
Paris After Dark
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
$ 760
Autumn Art Glass Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 750
$ 600
Blue and Red
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,450
$ 1,160
City Gates
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,450
$ 1,960
Composition in Blue Art Glass Wall Sculpture
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Black Magic Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
$ 760
Sunrise Sunset Triptych
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,800
$ 2,240
Symphony in Blue
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 950 - $ 1,250
$ 760 - $ 1,000
Blue Planet Platter
Art Glass Platter

$ 380
$ 304
Ruby Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

$ 490
$ 392
Mosaic Art Glass Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 550
$ 440
Blue Arc
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Celebration in Red Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,450
$ 1,160
Wood Opal Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 750
$ 600
Venice Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
$ 760
Autumn Meadow Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,450
$ 1,960
Sahara Desert Wall Sculpture
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Light on Water Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,200
$ 960
Flowering Red Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,200
$ 960
Jerusalem Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 600
$ 480
Amber Striped Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 490
$ 392
Striped Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

$ 590
$ 472
Arizona Sunrise Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
$ 760
Sapphire and Gold Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 750
$ 600
Composition # 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,800
$ 3,040
Amalfi Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
$ 760
Composition # 1
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,800
$ 3,040
Moonrise on a Snowy Night
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,490
$ 1,192
Blue Forest Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 350
$ 280
Sunrise Sunset
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Sinai Seder Plate
Art Glass Seder Plate

$ 750
$ 600
Bamboo Forest II
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,450
$ 1,960
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Creative Crafts Council, Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD, 2007
Excploration in Glass, Art Glass Center, Glen Echo, MD, 2006
Art's Council at Grace, Reston, VA, 2006
Celebration of the Arts, Jewish Community Center of Northern VA, Fairfax, VA, 2008