Exploring the Unknown

A black circle with a rocket (made with “frozen frit” in a Michael’s ice tray) and some luminescent frit as well as some clear-backed dichroic glass that I pounded on with a hammer. This piece was sold as a meeting in Mesa in May 2017.

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Diane C. Taylor

When I first began many years ago, a degree in German somewhat limited my job possibilities. In the end, I spent a little over 20 years working for German and Swiss entities related to space policy and space science, ending with a year and a half at the International Dark-sky Association in Tucson, Arizona. Glass has always interested me. In 2002 after trying stained glass and lampworking, I found fusing – and my passion. While I began by making jewelry, I’m now working on larger items: bowls, plates, framed pieces.... I love to play with colors and geometric patterns while maintaining a simplicity and elegance, and sometimes whimsy. The Sonoran desert, where I was born and raised, is one of my favorite themes. Leaves fascinate me, as do faces. Dark skies and rockets, based on my work experience, also provide themes. I tend to look at the world, whether it’s the transit of Venus through a telescope or a flowering palo verde tree, in terms of “how can I show that in glass?” I have work in galleries and stores in Tucson, AZ; Tubac, AZ, and Richmond, VA.

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