The Arts Directory Of Transylvania County, NC
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Unique 3D Fused Glass Art Creations -Gallery, Studio and Woodshop-
Artsi Glass is a Unique 3D Fused Glass Art Company created by Rachel S. Rogers and John F. Peil. Artsi Glass creates very unique 3D fused glass art made by using many types of carefully selected specialty colored glass forms to capture the natural beauty of Western North Carolina and beyond to DELIGHT the senses and fill you with the MAJESTIC SPLENDOR of Nature.
The recently constructed Artsi Glass Studio and Gallery consists of a glass studio, a pottery studio, a custom wood shop, a kiln room, and a gallery showroom. It is the perfect place to create and capture the vision of the artists on glass and other mediums.
Over the past 20 years, Rachel has worked with many forms of glass including leaded stained glass and hand-made lamp-work glass beads. She then progressed to using dichroic glass creating pendants, earrings and other sterling silver designer jewelry using glass, gemstones and Swarovski crystals. She also became very proficient at sterling silver wire wrapping to encase her gems. Rachel is also a very accomplished potter with a diverse international following.
She is the former owner of Mudslingers Pottery and Glass Studio of Concord NC where she created pottery for sale in her impressive gallery, while introducing over 1,500 students to both hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery in her hands-on classroom. In conjunction with her mentors, she has developed her own very unique style of creating 3D fused glass art.
As an accomplished serial entrepreneur, Johnís mastery of building and creating successful businesses across North America provides him with a unique perspective. He makes many contributions to the design, marketing, and the technical details of the glass production process. His custom made frames constructed from recycled salvaged lumber offers a sharp and pleasant contrast to the beautiful sheen in the fused glass. He also focuses on the development of new techniques for glass fusing by studying and experimenting with the thermo-chemical properties created during the glass fusing process. He also has an emerging interest in developing techniques to create unique slumped glass creations while the glass is in the semi-molten stage.
Private consultations are available by appointment for customized designs and one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces. Artsi Glass original creations are also available for purchase via our online gallery located at www.artsiglass.gallery, at selected art galleries across the Southeastern USA, or by making an appointment to visit our gallery showroom by calling 828-966-9490.
Please respect that access to our studio is by appointment only with a limited number of appointment slots available each week.
John Peil or Rachel Rogers
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