Location: United States
Lourdes Torgersen is a visual artist who was raised overseas and lives in Houston, Texas for the last 15 years. Art has always been an important part of her life. Growing up on Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and being raised by her artist parents, she learned at an early age to explore and express emotions through the use of a variety of media and materials.
She has a bachelor degree in Communications, with specialization in Public Relations, but her professional career was as graphic designer. In 2007, Lourdes Torgersen started her art business. Lourdes' energy is devoted to working with glass in recognizing its beauty, multidimensional qualities and allowing the materials to dictate design. The evolution of her work is to allow the glass to free itself into its natural liquid state, directing its flow, and then freezing that shape.
After more than five years of working with expensive glass, I began experimenting with a new form of art: recycled. By taking used bottles and broken cups, I’ve been able to create exciting pieces that resonate with my personal beliefs. With recycled glass, every piece is unique. Because of its lack of predictability, these pieces are always an exciting experiment. I hope to share this art with anyone interested in generating conversations and actions towards restoring our planet. Hopefully, my art will resonate with those who agree and reach an even broader audience that we need to care for our environment.
Sculpture - 8”X30”. Recycled art created using vials and fused at 1500F in the kiln. Cold fused on plexiglass base. Finished in 2014. $2,800
Sculpture - 6”X10”. Recycled art series created using bottles and enamels, fused at 1500F in the kiln. A second fire is used to shape the sculpture. Finished in 2014. $ 1,200
Sculpture - 14”X8”. Recycled art created using broken glass and enamels fused at 1500F in the kiln. A second fire is used to shape the piece. Finished in 2013. $1,200
Sculpture - 30”X30”X3”. Recycled art created using vials, fused at 1500F in the kiln, and cold fused on reused pressed wood base. Finished in 2016. $2,800
Sculpture - 17”X17”X10”. Recycled art created using vials, fused at 1500F in the kiln, and cold fused on reused pressed wood base. Finished in 2016. $2,800
Sculpture - 11”X7.5”X4”. Recycled art created using bullseye glass fused at 1500F in the kiln, cut in slabs and reassembled. After a second fire, cold fused onto a pressed wood base. Finished in 2015. $1,800
Sculpture - 18”X30”. Recycled art created using bottles and fused at 1500F in the kiln. Finished in 2013. $2,500
Bottle Sculpture - 17”X28”. Bottle art hand painted the inside, kiln formed at 1500F. Finished in 2011 $1,800
Sculpture using various glass jars, hand painted, slumped. Cold fused. Finished in 2010. $3,500