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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Broken Geometry II
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
City Square
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
Harvest
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
Red Passion
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
Falling Water
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
Red Line Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 490
Blue and Red
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,450
City Gates
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 2,450
Black Magic Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
Sunrise Sunset Triptych
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 2,800
Hopscotch Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Blue and Orange Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
$ 760
Symphony in Blue
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950 - $ 1,250
Abstract Purple Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
$ 760
Healing Waters
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,900
$ 1,520
Caribbean Impressions
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
Geometry in Blue
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 600
Evergreen Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 650
$ 520
Circles in Red
Glass Bowls

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
$ 760
Desert Sun Platter
Art Glass Platter

by Varda Avnisan
$ 390
Blue Planet Platter
Art Glass Platter

by Varda Avnisan
$ 380
Ruby Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 490
Amore Platter
Art Glass Platter

by Varda Avnisan
$ 180
Twilight Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,000
By the Lake
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,950
$ 1,560
Blue Arc
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
Venice Vessel II
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
$ 760
Red Rock Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Capri Blue Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 600
Wood Opal Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
Venice Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
Sapphire Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
Postcards in Blue
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 525
Circles in Black
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 600
SOLD
Vessel in Red and Gold by Varda Avnisan (Art Glass Vessel)
Vessel in Red and Gold
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
Sold Out
Autumn Meadow Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 2,450
SOLD
Vessel in Brown and Gold by Varda Avnisan (Art Glass Vessel)
Geometry in Red Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 650
$ 520
Black and White Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,200
$ 960
Red Forest Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Red and Gold Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 525
Green Arc Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

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

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
Pink Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,200
$ 840
Light on Water Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,200
Flowering Red Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,200
Wave Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

by Varda Avnisan
$ 600
$ 480
Jerusalem Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

by Varda Avnisan
$ 600
Night Streak
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
$ 665
Striped Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 590
Blue Forest
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
Green Lava Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 525
Morning Glory
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
Amalfi Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

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

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

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
Composition # 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 3,800
Moonrise on a Snowy Night
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,490
Birch Forest in Winter 2
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Amore Candle Holders
Art Glass Candleholders

by Varda Avnisan
$ 170
Woodland Candle Holders
Art Glass Candleholders

by Varda Avnisan
$ 170
Seaside Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 600
Lava Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 600
$ 480
Summer Art Glass Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 600
$ 420
Black and White Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 480
$ 336
Iridescent Stripes Art Glass Table
Art Glass Console Table

by Varda Avnisan
$ 2,800
$ 2,240
Flamenco Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 600
Blue Art Glass Table
Art Glass Side Table

by Varda Avnisan
$ 2,595
Barcelona Bowl 2
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 370
$ 296
Blue Forest Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

by Varda Avnisan
$ 275
Ocean Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
White Forest
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Sunrise Sunset
Art Glass Sculpture

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

by Varda Avnisan
$ 2,450
Break Of Day
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 975
$ 780
Reflections In A Pond
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 701
$ 490.70
Twilight Blue
Art Glass Tray

by Varda Avnisan
$ 470
$ 329
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