Pâte de Verre
Pâte de Verre is definitely my favorite sculptural technique. The end result is often an illusion of fragility. I am involved in every process, with my hands in the clay, the plaster and the glass.
I recently started exploring reverse carving to create Bas Relief imagery in glass. Glass creates a unique response to the relief work because of how the light gets caught in the various depths and textures.
My first casting class was titled “The Fabric of Glass”, with Lisa Becker. At this time, I had been lampworking and fusing glass, and as a fiber artist, I was intrigued by the title and description. After the weekend, I was hooked. Soon I was casting handmade objects as well as objects from life.
Vitreous Enamel on Glass
I seek new ways to use salvaged glass. I use many of the same mark making techniques acrylic and oil painters us. The only difference is my paint is enamel and my canvas, glass.
Dimensional Powder Painting
Created with finely ground powdered glass that is applied through sifters. I also use a tool, called a chakpur, similar to what Tibetan Monks use to create sand mandalas. After firing, the powder remains opaque and textured.
About Dori Settles
I am a multi-passionate artist working primarily with salvaged glass to bring awareness to the environment and encourage others to make small changes to create a positive impact.
If you think you're too small to make a difference, try going to bed with a mosquito.
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