Amber Cowan's Glass Sculptures

Amber Cowan's Glass Sculptures

Amber Cowan is a sculptor using the material of glass as her primary medium. She has been working with glass for over twelve years and has received both her MFA in Glass/Ceramics from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and her BFA in 3-Dimensional Design with a concentration in Glass from Salisbury University. 
She is currently working with a process which involves flameworking, blowing, and hot-sculpting recycled, up-cycled, and second-life glass that is usually American pressed glass from the 1940's to the 1980's. The glass used is generally sought through thrift stores, flea markets and post-production factory runs, the places where it is has been abandoned to the dust bins of American design. 

This piece was made from 5 different colors of vintage dead stock pink cullet sourced from a defunct American pressed glass manufacturer out of West Virginia. The colors are Dark and Light Rosaline, Blue Burmese, Yellow Burmese and Green Burmese. The piece features an original Rosaline vase with serpent handles.

This piece was made from 5 different colors of vintage dead stock pink cullet sourced from a defunct American pressed glass manufacturer out of West Virginia. The colors are Dark and Light Rosaline, Blue Burmese, Yellow Burmese and Green Burmese. The piece features an original Rosaline vase with serpent handles.

All images © AMBER COWAN

All images © AMBER COWAN