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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Sapphire
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
Venice
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
Trees on Red Hill
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 480
$ 384
Ebony Squares
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 380
$ 304
Off Balance
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 600
Circles in Black
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 600
Postcards in Blue
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 600
Striped Art Glass Clock
Art Glass Clock

by Varda Avnisan
$ 380
$ 304
Vessel in Red and Gold
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
$ 760
Autumn Meadow Art Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 2,450
Geometry in Red
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 650
Sedona Sunset IV
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,450
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
$ 600
Blue Arc Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

by Varda Avnisan
$ 350
Green Arc Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

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

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

by Varda Avnisan
$ 380
$ 304
Pink Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,200
$ 960
Light on Water
Art Glass Sculpture

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

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

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

by Varda Avnisan
$ 490
$ 392
Jerusalem Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

by Varda Avnisan
$ 600
Night Streak
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
$ 665
Smoky Sky
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,200
$ 960
Striped Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 590
Capri
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
$ 760
Red Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 600
Arizona Sunrise
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
Blue Forest
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
Evergreen
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
$ 760
Sunset Maze
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 600
$ 480
Pointed Red Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 525
Emerald
Art Glass Platter

by Varda Avnisan
$ 350
$ 245
Color Block II
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
$ 1,260
Green Lava Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

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

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
Autumn
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
A Forest in Maine
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Kyoto Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
$ 760
Silver Moon
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
Amalfi
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
Composition # 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 3,800
Composition # 1
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 II
Art Glass Sculpture

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

by Varda Avnisan
$ 170
Amore Candle Holders
Art Glass Candleholders

by Varda Avnisan
$ 170
Seaside
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
Lava Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

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

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
Summer Art Glass Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 600
$ 480
Abstract Glass Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
$ 600
Spring Blooms
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 971
$ 776.80
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 Vase
Art Glass Vase

by Varda Avnisan
$ 590
Elephants
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 875
$ 700
Poppy Field
Art Glass Sculpture

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

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

by Varda Avnisan
$ 275
Barcelona Bowl #2
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 370
$ 296
Ocean Glass Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
Opaline Glass Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 375
$ 300
Sunup
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 380
$ 304
Reflections in Green
Art Glass Platter

by Varda Avnisan
$ 490
$ 392
Capri Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,500
White Forest
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Geometric Clock
Art Glass Clock

by Varda Avnisan
$ 375
$ 300
Spring
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Sunshine
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,450
$ 1,160
Sunrise Sunset
Art Glass Sculpture

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

by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Triangles
Art Glass Sculpture

by Varda Avnisan
$ 600
$ 420
Bamboo Forest II
Art Glass Sculpture

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

by Varda Avnisan
$ 170
Twilight Blue
Art Glass Tray

by Varda Avnisan
$ 470
$ 329
Reflections In A Pond
Art Glass Bowl

by Varda Avnisan
$ 701
$ 490.70
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