Cia Thorne

I have been reinventing the architecture of glass for over 30 years. After training at the California College of the Arts, later attended Pilchuck to study under the renowned glass maestro Pino Signoretto. The number of glass artists I have worked with is too many to name; and continue to expand at every opportunity. One of my series ‘Carbon dating’ combines glass and graphite with steel creating a relationship between the two materials. The figurative pieces have been a thread for over 20 years, I refer to them as studies. More recently, I have been deconstructing my shell series into abstract patterns. Thanks to guidance of Judy Tuwalletstewa, looking at the Sea Shell deconstructing it and putting the parts back together has taken me to my newest work stacking parts together at very high temperatures.

I have been an integral part of Santa Fe’s artist community, working at many of the glass facilities as well as collaboration with other artists when glass is used in their work. Teaching is showing my passion for art. You can take classes at Liquid Light Glass, Make Santa Fe, and Prairy Dog Glass. I am currently showing at, Keep Contemporary,, Roadrunner Gallery, & Liquid Light Glass

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