17. BARBARA WESTFALL
art glass with metal
I am a Wisconsin artist, designer and art educator specializing in the development and creation of art and environments that weave the beauty and mystery of nature's forms, materials and colors into people's lives. I create art because I love to. I don’t mass produce, but make one piece at a time giving each my full attention and care. I received formal training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I earned a BFA, MFA, and served the University of Wisconsin-Platteville from 2011-2014 as Assistant Professor of Art. My home and studio overlook the Sugar River watershed near Mt. Horeb where I have lived for the past 29 years. I draw inspiration from the natural world where I live and places I have traveled.
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My art reflects themes surrounding oceans/lakes/rivers, plants, night skies, sunlight and rhythms inspired by music. I work with glass and love to integrate metal and wood into some pieces. Sheets of art glass are cut by hand into a variety of large and small shapes, layered and melted in an electric kiln, a process known as fused glass. The glass is fired up to 1400 degrees, where it softly melts creating unique patterns, textures and forms. Guests can browse and purchase my ready-to-display art in the studio gallery where they will discover original art for the wall, bowls, plates, coasters, lamps, jewelry and garden art. My art is held in private and corporate collections including Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, Epic Systems, Northwest Mutual Insurance, UW Health at the American Center Hospital, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Widen Enterprises, Essentia Health and University of Kentucky Credit Union. To learn more about my art please visit barbarawestfall.com.
DEMONSTRATION: Viewers will be able to view current art glass works in progress in the studio.
STUDIO ACCESS: My studio is located at ground level and is accessible by wheelchair. Visitors can park next to the studio and enter the building which is located directly at the end of Swan Road off the cul du sac. Gardens, hiking trails and a picnic table are all located outside of the studio for guests to use.
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8328 Swan Road, Mount Horeb, WI 53572 | 608-843-7515
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