This Month’s Featured Artist

Susan Roston
Artist Statement
I like experimenting with fused glass in trying to capture the luminosity, transparency, and radiance of light. I seek to explore the unfolding of forms, colors, textures in the layering of glass and inclusions. This art form has taught me patience, focusing, perseverance, and the enjoyment of experimentation. No matter how much you learn, the moment of opening the kiln is always a surprise. My landscapes combine my glass cutting and design skills to create scenes influenced by the nature of glass. I do not start from a pattern, but rather build up a scene from the glass surrounding me. Thus each artwork is one of a kind. A piece of streaky glass may reflect a lake or an evening sky, iridized glass may suggest meadows or mountains, dichroic glass captures snow, waterfalls and perhaps the sun. These various types of glass are merged to form a harmonious landscape. Depth is created by many firings of layers of glass. Many of my pieces are finished with frit, crushed glass, and glass paint surface designs tack fused to add another dimension and texture.

My work has been accepted in several juried shows including The American Craft Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing arts, Great Barrington. Massachusetts Crafts Fair, Berkshire Craft Festival, ArtRider Rhinebeck, NY, the Boston Christmas Festival, Lexington Craft Fair, Massachusetts, Andover Crafts in the Park, Massachusetts, the Codman Estates, Lincoln, Massachusetts, Greeley Park, Nashua and Art in the Park, Keene.My work has been shown at the Bunker Hilll Community College, the Sharon Arts Center, Jaffrey Civic Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Gardner Museum, Gardner, Massachusetts.

I am a member of the NH League of Craftsmen, Walpole Artisans Cooperative, The Monadnock Area Artists, Gardner Area League of Artists, and on the board for the Monadnock Art/ Friends of Dublin Art Colony Open Studio Tour.
My Studio will be open as part of the Monadnock TOUR 23 on Columbus Day weekend.

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