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Sarinda Jones

Biography

Sarinda JonesSarinda Jones, a kiln-formed glass artist, with a background in fine art and art history. She studied at the internationally renowned Pilchuck Glass School, as well as North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland. An award-winning artist, she was a Niche Finalist in 2010. Sarinda shows her work internationally and has been commissioned to create a variety of glass sculpture pieces for private and commercial patrons.

"A minimalist approach gives my work a contemporary feel and illuminates the simple beauty. Glass is a smooth, seductive and mysterious substance yet at the same time, a very ordinary substance. It can be as common as a wine glass or it can be a treasured work of art. It's part of our world culture. Glassmaking has been estimated to have been around for over 5,000 years. The same piece of glass can appear to be invisible at one moment and opaque another through its display of reflection. Glass is a chameleon of sorts, an illusionist. Right down to the chemical structure of the glass. As a glass artist, the alchemist of the molecular structure of glass instructs the glass to behave in a certain manner. This is where the playground of an artist and science comes together."

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