Mary Shaffer, an innovator since the early 70’s, pioneered Mid-Air Slumped Glass. She is said to have brought Art to Glass and Glass to Art.
Mary says “Mid-air bent glass solidified movement. The tactile knowledge gained from years of working with a kind of concrete motion is the basis of my new works the Cast Curtains. Wind-Curtain plays with our notions of liquid vs. solid and movement vs. static. The work appears to defy gravity by holding up that which is falling and solidifying a liquid which looks like water.”
Shaffer, along with Chihuley, were the first glass artists to receive the prestigious ‘Visionaries’ award given by the Museum of Art and Design in New York in 1998. Her work can be found in the Metropolitan Museum and in collections worldwide.
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