SideCar Art and Design

SideCar Art and Design

About The Artist

Susan Madacsi • Boise, ID

Several years ago I began working in a new medium to express myself creatively with kiln glass. As I integrated it with my forged metalwork the intent of Madacsi Studios became murky. I realized I needed to build a sister studio that specifically focused on my glasswork. My studio glass reflects my attraction to color, pattern and love of storytelling. Just hinting at a narrative prompts the viewer to peruse their own memories and experiences thereby creating recollection unique to that person.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

I've collected small object most of my life and I use these pieces to create imagery by pressing them into in soft powdered plaster. I then select my color of glass and cut it to the desired dimension to capture the impression. I close the kiln lid and program it to run though a 5 cycle schedule. When completed the glass has slumped into the negative space left by the object I used. The glass is removed, cleaned, trimmed and edges sanded. A wash of pigment is applied to the surface and then the piece is mounted in its frame.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

Glass has given me a new way to express myself creatively and to share what I make to a larger audience.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

My work is intended to be playful and to spark joy in the viewer. I want the person who engages with it to use their own experiences and imagination to impart their own personal narrative into the artwork.