SideCar Art and Design
About The Artist
Susan Madacsi • Boise, ID
Glass • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
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.
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.