Featured Artist – Ginny King

Ginny King
Ginny King
Ginny King
Ginny King
Ginny King
Ginny King

Q & A

Q: Tell us a little about your art.

A: I have a passion for fused glass. And color. A magnificent combination of self expression. When you see my work, I hope you’ve met the real me.

Q: What makes your work different from others in your field?

A:  My style. My insistence on detail.

Q:  What are your biggest influences?

A:  The lines I see outside in leaves, tree trunks, seed pods, and the angle of a wing unfurling from a bird’s body. Also, the interaction of colors with each other. What response do I feel seeing lime green beside tomato red? What if the green was only a sliver placed beside a field of turquoise?

Q:  What has changed since you’ve first started?

A:  Technique practice has certainly improved my ability to create what I imagined before starting a piece. With years of experience I can focus on what a piece of fused glass should look like and not struggle so much with basic skills. It’s distracting to leave the design process or assembly to achieve a nice score line and clean break in the glass. Remembering my early years, I’m amazed that I persevered.

Q:  Tell us something most people don’t know about your process.

A:  Ha! The design of every piece starts with exercises to quite my skittering mind. Quiet music without lyrics is a must. And meditation is required. This mind place sets the stage for carefully considered design and execution of the idea.

Q:  Does your work comment on current social or political issues?

A:  No. My work is an escape from turmoil. My hope is to return the viewer to easier times; a vacation at the beach, the thrill of childhood discovery, exquisite meals shared with loved ones, or the memory of a perfect moment long forgotten.

Q:  Where would you like to go next?

A:  Increased complexity. Additional layers of glass. More detail. Stay tuned!