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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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Birch Forest in Winter
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 950
Autumn Leaves
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,450
Red and Gold Sculpture
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,475
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Lava Bowl
Art Glass Bowl
by Varda Avnisan
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Sunup
Art Glass Bowl
by Varda Avnisan
$ 380
Amazon Bowl
Art Glass Bowl
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,200
Color Geometry
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 480
Capri Vessel
Art Glass Vessel
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,500
White Forest
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
Purple Wave
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
Red Forest
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
Lavender Wave
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,800
Luminosity #1
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,450
Luminosity #2
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,450
Sunshine
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,450
Spring
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
Sunrise Sunset
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,250
Beyond the Blue Sea
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 1,450
Ocean
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 750
Blue City
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 2,800
White City
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 2,800
Red Holiday Platter
Art Glass Platter
by Varda Avnisan
$ 275
Fire Vase
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 880
Forest Menorah
Art Glass Menorah
by Varda Avnisan
$ 350
Blue Wall Menorah
Art Glass Menorah
by Varda Avnisan
$ 490
Bamboo Forest II
Art Glass Sculpture
by Varda Avnisan
$ 2,450
Ruby Glass Bowl
Art Glass Bowl
by Varda Avnisan
$ 380
Orange Candle
Art Glass Candleholders
by Varda Avnisan
$ 170
Blue Abstract Candle...
Art Glass Candleholders
by Varda Avnisan
$ 170
Green Platter
Art Glass Platter
by Varda Avnisan
$ 190
Crossbowl Road
Art Glass Bowl
by Varda Avnisan
$ 480
Twilight Blue
Art Glass Tray
by Varda Avnisan
$ 470
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