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Sandra A. Fuchs

  • Glass sculptor
  • Mautern an der Donau, Austria
  • Master Artisan
Sandra A. Fuchs Glass sculptor
Contact
German, English
Hours:
Monday to Thursday 07:30 - 12:00/13:00 - 17:00, Friday 07:30 - 12:00
Phone:
+43 6801115214
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Bewitching glass

  • • The use of colour is a vital part of Sandra’s work
  • • Varied use of her glass canes (and murrine) are her signature style
  • • She came to the glass in a roundabout way

Sandra Fuchs works with glass, applying coldwork, flamework, fusing, glassblowing and kiln sculpting methods. Innovated from the traditional glassmaking murrine techniques, her speciality are free-form glass canes which she pulls directly from the kiln. Murrines are patterns made in a glass cane by having different colours of molten glass layered, heated and stretched into a rod. Cutting the rod into cross-sections reveals the pattern. Sandra uses up to 25 different coloured glasses within one pull. “Colours show the mood of a work at first glance. Colours convey feelings.” The varied use of her hotshaped glass canes – featuring a nucleus showing its inner workings – has become a signature style. The fine lines within these nuclei run through the glass like veins and lifelines present a further evolution of her work.

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Works

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Lotus

Part of Project A Collection, this sculpture is arranged individually to resemble the lotus flower’s cup-shape. It is a centrepiece sculpture featuring a range of green and bone china coloured glass canes. Hollow and solid inside, these hot sculpted canes seem to move and bend in the wind. The cane ends are grounded in a wooden, rectangular vessel filled with resin.

Length 35 cm
Width 9 cm
Height 52 cm

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Sapphire Phoenix Series

Part of the Phoenix Series Collection, these three single crystal- and blue-coloured crushed pieces of glass set up a new scenery, depicting leaves, striving towards heaven. Sandra shaped them by hand after the glass had been heated up to 800°C in the kiln. The sculpture’s crystalline structure is sparkling and shining bright when touched by rays of sunlight.

Length 22 cm each piece
Width 19 cm each piece
Height 36 cm each piece

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Flame 5

Flame 5 is one of 8 individually shaped, mouth-blown glass sculptures in a fiery pallet ranging from yellow to purple. The idea that every person carries a unique talent inside inspired the design. Sandra used crafted murrines to realize a harmonic, soft colour gradiant, using murrine like a painter uses his colour palette.

Length 30 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 52 cm

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Serenella

Sandra created the disc-shaped, fused glass sculpture using crafted murrine rods that change size and pattern within one single pulling process. After cutting the rods into small pieces and fusing them, Serenella got ground and polished on the front side. Sandra chose the colour shades, ranging from orange to purple, inspired by the many sunrises she saw on her way to the furnace.

Length 45 cm
Width 9 cm
Height 53 cm

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