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Visiting Glass Artist : Rene Culler


Glass Artist Rene Culler will be visiting the glass studios the week of Feb. 3-7. She will give daily lectures and demonstrations of her new glass techniques and talk about her recent Fulbright Scholarship to Korea. Visit the Department of Art +Art History Glass Studios, SAC C146 to see Rene work or hear her talk about the development of her creative activity.

Rene Culler has worked with glass for more than 30 years. Because of the versatility of the material, she uses a variety of glass techniques that dovetail to her ideas. She writes about her work:

I work primarily in glass which employs light to animate my compositions and sculptures. I am inspired by history, mythology, literature, and pattern in music and the decorative arts; functional forms in glass and clay, Turkish Iznik and Mediterranean Majolica tiles, complex oriental carpet design and textiles. I have developed a paint that I encapsulate within fused glass that I utilize in new work for the wall: the "Magic Squares" series. This work has developed as a result of my travels and investigations into the marvelous Islamic tiles of Spain and Turkey, and the historical interaction of Mediterranean cultures.

I teach in International and National workshop programs in Glass. I write about my experiences, and my work. I am producing a series of books on glass working technique inspired by the visual arts.

I am very interested in producing imaginative site specific work in glass. I enjoy working with architects, designers, and art consultants to create permanent installations that hopefully intrigue and inspire the public.