When I was searching for inspiration to create my glass bowl I was taken with the intricacies of murrini glass. Murrini glass is colored patterns or images made in a glass cane that are revealed when the cane is cut into thin cross-sections. It reminded me of Kente cloth. Kente is an Akan royal and sacred cloth worn only in times of extreme importance. Kente cloth’s unique and intricate patterns and colors have always intrigued me. I find each section its own work of art all expertly connected with one another to create a large tapestry of harmonious beauty much like murrini glass.
To me both of these artistic approaches are akin to work we do at GlassRoots. Various people including students, teaching artists, administrative staff, board all vastly different from one another fusing our talents to create this beautiful and complex organization. We are all aligning in this very important work to bring out the best in our students, greater Newark community, and ourselves.
Your votes will decide the Champion of the GlassRoots Bowl!
Each $10 donated equals 1 vote!
Love a bowl (or its artist!) then raise your donation!
While it’s all in good fun - the competition is real! Our board members are creating opportunities for our students
and the programs at GlassRoots they care about fiercely!
Scroll down to see all of 15 Artists! Don't forget to read the Artists' Statements!
Voting closes April 30!
Your vote also wins you an invitation to the Crowning Event on May 2 at NICO Kitchen + Bar in Newark where we'll have even more fun in store!
Light hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, special menu choices!
Make it a night with GlassRoots!