“Blowing glass fascinates me. Endless challenges, design possibilities, and vibrant color keeps me working and exploring.”
Self-employed in the art world most of her adult life, Cathy Collison has explored flameworked glass as a medium since the late nineties and has focused on torch-blown (soda lime) glass ornaments since around 2008. She likes to use intense, often vibrant colors with designs and patterns that are imperfect and maybe a little off-kilter.
Cathy encourages viewers of her work to try holding a glass orb in their hands and turning it around and around, taking in the colors, details and textures. She wants people to experience “a feeling of a little bit of bright and happy to keep or give.”