Location: United States
“I am passionate about using nature as a springboard to create a sense of wonder and awareness of our connection to the land. In my current work the glass is manipulated respectfully probing the boundaries of the medium, into a painterly topographical abstraction. The multiple low firings create an interaction of textures inviting the viewer in close enough to touch and question, and then to step back and view the whole. As I create, I find myself reopening old perceptions deeply rooted in childhood but nearly buried by our busy technological world. My hope is that this work might cause the observer to see both nature and glass in a new way.”
Anne Nye studied fine art at the University of Idaho and California College of the Arts and University of Idaho in the 60’s, completing course work for a BFA. She worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for many years and in 1997 began working as a full time artist. Since 2000, Anne has worked primarily on her own in kiln formed glass developing her painterly style and techniques.
In 2013 she attended her first BeCon (Bullseye Glass Conference) and shortly afterward took classes from Narcissus Quagliata and Ted Sawyer. These events brought new excitement and urgency to Anne’s work, culminating in a very successful Solo Show, which focused on reactive glass and her palette knife painting technique. 2014 took her to an invitational residency at Pilchuck led by Steve Klein and Richard Parrish opening many new possibilities and friendships. After many years in the Mid West, Anne and her husband, Richard, moved home and studio to Coolidge, Arizona where she is part of the emerging Artisan Village of Coolidge, heading up the Glass Studio and newly formed AZ Glass Guild.
Anne’s work has been written up in several national magazines including Art Connoisseur and Western Art Collector as well as several local publications. She was a featured artist in Glass Art Magazine, July/August 2013.
In the last few years, Anne has been in high demand as an instructor. She has taught at Ed Hoy in Chicago, D&L Art Glass in Denver, Atlanta and Omaha. In 2015 she has teaching engagements at Arrowmont in TN, Winnipeg Canada and Arizona. She also conducts select one-on-one mentoring/teaching workshops in her home studio each year. Anne also has a large social network where glass artists from all over the world following her ‘kiln openings’.
Over fifty galleries and shops throughout the United States and Canada represent Anne’s production line, which is marketed through Wholesale Crafts.com. Her work is also available on ArtfulHome.com and many pieces are held in private collections across the globe. Some highlights of her many commissions and collaborations can be viewed on her website commissions page.
“I am passionate about using nature as a springboard to create a sense of wonder and awareness of our connection to the land.
In this current work the glass is manipulated, respectfully probing the boundaries of the medium.
Through multiple low firings I have created a new surface language and an interaction of textures which invite the viewer to step in close enough to touch and question, and then back to view the whole. My hope is that this work might cause the observer to see both nature and glass in a new way. As I create these new works, I find myself questioning and reopening old perceptions deeply rooted in childhood but nearly buried by our busy technological world.
Kiln glass wall art 26 x 20"
Rarely is a landscape just a landscape. but more often it is a meditation on life. As I created this piece based on photos taken in Estes Park area of Colorado, I began to think of the events of our life that bring us into relationships with others. Just as the rocks in this stream form a natural pool of debris so the twists and turns of life bring unexpected encounters.
Palette knife glass method using all glass powder. Multiple firings to create intentional texture and surface..
Mounted on an aluminum panel, it hangs with traditional gallery wire. and is signed by the artist.