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Barbara DiSalvo

My art is about exploring color, shape & texture with a focus is on fused glass and handmade paper. Fusing glass has taught me patience. After hours when I open my kiln it is a thrill to see the clear and vibrantly colored glass transformed into abstract and functional objects. Handmade papermaking gives me immediate gratification. Using abaca and cotton fibers with additives and vibrant colored pigments, I quickly form pulp into various sizes and shapes using molds and stencils. The result is unadorned or imaginative paper. I am expanding my fused glass and handmade paper techniques by making boxes with fused glass inserts and constructing books with unique glass covers.

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