Collier, Kristin

Blue Toned Tapestry
Glass Art
Mountain View
Round Landscape

Biography

 

“Using nature as my focus, every piece is created to deliver the color and dimension the seasons give to us.”

My inspiration for my kiln-fired glass art comes from my love of nature and the landscapes it provides. My work has somewhat of a peaceful tone, but occasionally the wild is revealed in one of my pieces. Using colors that enrich each landscape and bring the seasons to life.

Using glass powders and tiny pieces called “frit” as my medium and glass panels as my canvas, I create images on the glass. They are fused in the kiln often in multiple firings to add color, texture, shading and dimension.  Some wall panels are mounted on brushed aluminum panels which reflect the light back through the panel.

My love of glass started as a young woman, but my discovery of fused glass in 2011 is where my real passion began. I have taken several classes at a local glass studio in 2011 and several classes with internationally known glass artists like Anne Nye, Patty Gray, Alice Benvie Gebhart and Lena Beckéus.  I am continually expanding my knowledge and techniques to include many different styles of fused glass.

I am a member of the Lawrence Artists Guild and the Columbian Artist Group and have shown/sold my glass art in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado and Illinois.

I have worked as a production artist since 1981 and live in rural Morris County Kansas, with my husband and am inspired by the countryside that surrounds us.