Pate de Verity
About The Artist
Anna Boothe • Zieglerville, PA
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With degrees from RISD and Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia artist Anna Boothe has worked with glass since 1984. Her pate de verre sculpture has been exhibited widely, domestically and internationally. As a first time participant in the Smithsonian, Phila. Museum of Art and American Craft Council’s Baltimore craft shows, she received “Best of” awards. Boothe served as President of the Glass Art Society and is a former Director of Glass at Philadelphia’s National Liberty Museum.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My glass assemblages are created in a kiln by fusing sugary particles of lead crystal. The individual elements are first hand-carved in wax or cast directly from botanicals using a variety of molds. Once transformed into glass, they are ground and polished, then combined to create multicolored jewel-like objects.