Similar to collage, Amber Cowan remixes and combines vintage glass pieces by “flameworking, blowing, and hot-sculpting” them into new creations. In her recent work, pieces that span centuries combine for intricate, mythological works. Cowan was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
What makes the ordinary extraordinary? This is a question that Philadelphia based artist Amber Cowan continues to ask in her incredible sculptures made out of recycled pressed glass. Previously featured her on our blog, her delicate and exquisite works incorporate objects like candy dishes and tea cups that Cowan has salvaged from thrift stores, smashed up, and then re-fired into intricate designs and scenery. Many of these objects are vintage pieces produced by some of the best known, but now-defunct, American glass factories, making her art both a renewal and preservation of a piece of American history.