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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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Desert Twilight
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,250
Santorini
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,480
Falling Leaves
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,450
Blue Planet Platter
Art Glass Platter

$ 350 - $ 450
Reflection in a Stream
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,250
Emerald Platter
Art Glass Platter

$ 450
Paris Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

$ 950
Summertime
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 950
Ocean View
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,050 - $ 1,450
Abstract Platter
Art Glass Platter

$ 750
Autumn Harvest
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,450
Red Geometry
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,800
Amore Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

$ 380
White Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 600
Sedona Platter
Art Glass Platter

$ 450
Venice Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 580
Lavender Field
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 950 - $ 1,450
Bamboo Forest
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,800
Modern Clock
Art Glass Clock

$ 490
Sapphire Seder Plate
Art Glass Seder Plate

$ 380
Purple Sunset Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,450
Composition in Red and Black
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,500
Southwest Vista
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,500
Green Planet
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,450
Landscape
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,750
Blue in the Moonlight
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,800
Promise of Love
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,250
Windows Menorah 2
Art Glass Menorah

$ 600
Forest Wave Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 490
Textured Platter
Art Glass Platter

$ 240
Autumn Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 750
City Gates
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,450
Composition in Blue
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,800
Black Magic Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
Sunrise Sunset Triptych
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,800
Symphony in Blue
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 950 - $ 1,250
Ruby Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

$ 750
Blue Arc
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,800
Wood Opal Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 750
Venice Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
Autumn Meadow
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 2,450
Light on Water Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 1,200
Striped Bowl
Art Glass Bowl

$ 590
Amalfi Vessel
Art Glass Vessel

$ 950
Composition # 1
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,800
Composition # 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 3,800
Moonrise on a Snowy Night
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,490
Blue Forest Menorah
Art Glass Menorah

$ 350
Sunrise Sunset
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,250
Sinai Seder Plate
Art Glass Seder Plate

$ 750
Bamboo Forest II
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,450
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Creative Crafts Council, Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD, 2007
Excploration in Glass, Art Glass Center, Glen Echo, MD, 2006
Art's Council at Grace, Reston, VA, 2006
Celebration of the Arts, Jewish Community Center of Northern VA, Fairfax, VA, 2008