Former primary school teacher Wendy Newhofer now works as a full time artist combining metal leaf, wire and sheets of float glass to create the painterly pieces you see here.
Newhofer doesn’t use colored glass – instead, she creates color in each piece by sandwiching copper, pewter, aluminum and silver leaf with wire between sheets of window glass, allowing the colors of the leaf and wire to bleed into each other. Lovely.
“I make expressive glass pieces that have a painterly quality to them. A combination of glass and metal in the form of precious leaf and wire enables me to draw within the glass and creates a palette of subtle colours when the glass is fired. There is a magical alchemy to this process which can be unpredictable but gives each piece its individual character.” Wendy Newhofer