Fused Glass and More ~ Lagunatique ~ Made in Laguna

Artist's Bio & Process
Cindy Stalnaker

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Fused Glass Drawer Pulls
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Fused Glass Tiles
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Dichroic Cabs, Cabochons
Dichroic Bracelets
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Bola Ties, Bolo Ties

~ CZECH ART GLASS ~

Beads
Grape Clusters

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  • Sawdust Art Festival Board of Directors:  6-year term, August 2008-August 2014.  Lead Board liaison for Advertising and Marketing.  Also served as Treasurer, and Finance Committee member.
     
  • Recent exhibiting art shows include Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Beach, (CA) -- June-August, 2014 and November/December, 2014
     
  • In reruns:  two segments I taped in October 2006 (!) for the HGTV cable TV show, "That's Clever"... Demonstrated two projects:  a fused and slumped glass platter, and a pair of sparkling dichroic drawer pulls!
     
  • Trained in classical Venetian/Murano lampworking (beadmaking) techniques in Murano, Italy
     
  • Studied glassblowing at Steninge Slott, Sweden
     
  • Developed current specialization in glass fusing, slumping, and lampworking of beads at Arrow Springs Glass; Santa Cruz Art Glass; Silverado Glass; Pacific Art Glass; Flame & Fusion Studio; Coatings by Sandberg (all in CA); and Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
     
  • 2003 Scholarship recipient at Warm Glass Weekend, Arlington, VA
     
  • Studied Fine Arts at the Silvermine College of Art, New Canaan, CT; and Metalsmithing at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
     

I specialize in kiln-fired fused glass and lampworked glass beads, which I personally handcraft in my Laguna Canyon studio.

After determining the shape and mechanics of a fused glass piece, I decide upon a color scheme. I cut, shape, and fit pieces of art glass together, layer upon layer. I use varying combinations of dichroic, iridescent, transparent, and opaque art glass, as well as 24K gold leaf and foil. Most of my glass set-ups are comprised of 2-5 layers of glass, fired to ~1400-1500F over a period of approximately 4 hours. After the initial firing, many pieces are re-shaped and then "fire-polished" by firing a second time, to remove any grinding performed (done to true-up a specific shape, cut-in a design, or remove any rough edges).

The lampworked beads are made one at a time at the torch, applying rods of molten glass to a bead mandrel. Patterns are built up with layers and dots of glass followed by surface manipulation (raking, gravity swirling, etc.) to achieve a variety of effects.

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Fused Glass & More... Fused & Slumped Glass, Dichroic Glass, Beads, Czech Glass
Studio:  3275 Laguna Canyon Rd., Unit L-3
, Laguna Beach, California 92651
949.497.8800