Fused glass platter: individual pieces of colored glass are cut by hand into shapes and arranged to form the desired design. The pieces are arranged on a base piece of glass that defines the shape.
Drop Pot piece: very organic looking with serendipitous swirls. Each bowl is totally unique and un-reproducible.
Mosaic design: individually cut pieces of glass are used to create the design and are fused together in a kiln.
Carousel basket: very complicated, using pattern bars, shaping per the design plan, and arranging the pieces on the kiln shelf.
Bubble bowl: created using a technique to capture purposefully placed bubbles in the glass.
Coral inspired basket: created by placing pieces of glass rods or strips of glass into an arrangement that simulates coral.
Sandy and Bob Lercari, fused glass artists
About the artists:
Sandy has been an artist for nearly 40 years creating art in multiple mediums. She began as a Functional Potter in Los Angeles, where she was born. She then ventured into painting, which included oils, acrylics as well as pastels.
Sandy expanded her artistic talent to include kiln-formed glass. She loves glass for its boldness of color, reflection and transparency. It has opened up boundless joy for her, as have the endless possibilities of fused glass.
She feels she has now come full circle… back to using a kiln to create functional pieces as her expression of art. She continuously experiments with different techniques and approaches to apply to her glass art.
Her husband Bob was an engineer and program manager for over 40 years. He has always admired Sandy’s artwork, assisting her on weekends and thereby learning by observing the techniques and processes used to create fused glass.
When he retired, he immediately jumped into creating his own style of glass art. Bob’s work integrates his engineering experience with art…as a left brain/right brain “meeting of the minds”.
Geometric designs are in much of his work.
The artists selected exclusive glass designs for the Fairweather Gallery. WELCOME!