About the Glass:

Lynn Latimer’s fused glass panels are made of multiple layers of translucent colored glass that are cut from sheets, composed and fused together in a special glass kiln. Layering is used to build both a rich and subtle palette of color where the pieces cross over and under one another and an intricate rhythm of line and pattern.
The pieces are interwoven and positioned into a complex three-dimensional puzzle, very crisp and architectural in appearance. Heat and gravity then come into play, transforming and moving the composition into place, blending colors, adding folds and gentle fluid curves to the linear aspects and  “strike” marks between colors.
“I’m very interested in line quality and detail, how the glass moves, and how to draw with these elements in the design process,” says Lynn.
Several of the glass colors “strike” when heated, yielding a delicate fine brown contrasting line where pieces touch. “It lends another subtle bit of definition that I really like and work with in most pieces.” When this level of detail is achieved there is an intimacy, an invitation to study the glass up close, to follow where edges strike, bend, press into one another and shift colors. “If I’ve done my job right the glass draws you in and offers a deeply satisfying visceral experience: it’s enlivening.”

Another characteristic element in Latimer’s work is the use of iridized glass. Iridized glass has a thin translucent metallic coating on the surface, a veil-like patina visible in reflected light. “When I build these pieces, I work with two independent color compositions, one the color of the glass, which you see clearly when the piece is lit from behind and the second the iridescent surface colors and patterns which are most visible in reflected light and when it’s dark behind the panels.” Throughout the day as light changes and as one moves in front of the piece, you will see the different qualities and colors of the glass and the illusive iridized surface.

From a long process of spontaneous and experimental fusing tests, delicious “aha” moments are extracted, studied, expanded upon, and put to work, yielding a diverse, richly colored and patterned series of contemporary freestanding glass panels.

Latimer Glass Studio is located in an old mill complex in a small town in Western Massachusetts. The One Cottage Street building provides workspace to a large and wonderful community of artists and craftspeople. Latimer Glass Studio is represented in many fine galleries and craft galleries across the country.

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