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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Promise of Love
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,250
Blue in the Moonlight
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,800
Abstract Blue
Art Glass Menorah

$ 600
Windows
Art Glass Menorah

$ 600
Forest Wave
Art Glass Menorah

$ 490
Ruby
Art Glass Platter

$ 380
Amazon
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,800
Venice Sunrise
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,200
Textured Platter
Art Glass Platter

$ 240
Paris After Dark
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
Broken Geometry II
Art Glass Vessel

$ 750
City Square
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,800
Harvest
Art Glass Bowl

$ 750
Red Passion
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
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Fluted Summer Bowl by Varda Avnisan (Art Glass Bowl)
Fluted Summer Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

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Falling Water
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,800
Red Line Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

$ 490
City Gates
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,450
Blue and Red
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,450
Black Magic Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
Sunrise Sunset Triptych
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,800
Symphony in Blue
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 950 - $ 1,250
Caribbean Impressions
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,800
Desert Sun Platter
Art Glass Platter

$ 390
Blue Planet Platter
Art Glass Platter

$ 380
Amore Platter
Art Glass Platter

$ 180
Ruby Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

$ 490
Blue Arc
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,800
Wood Opal Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 750
Venice Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
Sapphire Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
Autumn Meadow Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,450
Green Arc Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 350
Sahara Desert Wall Sculpture
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
Light on Water Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,200
Flowering Red Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,200
Jerusalem Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 600
Striped Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

$ 590
Blue Forest
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,250
Morning Glory
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,800
Amalfi Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
Composition # 1
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,800
Composition # 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,800
Silver Moon
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,250
Moonrise on a Snowy Night
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,490
Woodland Candle Holders
Art Glass Candleholders

$ 170
Amore Candle Holders
Art Glass Candleholders

$ 170
Blue Art Glass Table
Art Glass Side Table

$ 2,595
Blue Forest Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 275
Ocean Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,250
Sunrise Sunset
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,250
Bamboo Forest II
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,450
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