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Some of the creations made by Cheryl include free standing sculptures, bowls, plates and vases. She also creates larger architectural fused glass, including large wall murals, room dividers, kitchen backsplashes, cabinet doors and windows. Many of the pieces Cheryl creates often include metal components such as copper, silver, palladium, gold or mica inclusions. By adding mica powders between layers, either through dusting or airbrush it on, a thin appearance of gold dust is created. This enhances the overall design in a soft and subtle way. “When I first discovered how to fuse glass, it was difficult to find information on how to do this successfully,” Cheryl remembers. “People have been fusing glass for 1000’s of years, it is not a new art, but hardly anyone wanted to share the information. Even today not many people do this in Canada. In the US glass art is more advanced and information is more readily available. In my case, I just bought my own kiln and through trial and error taught myself.” Creating art is a never-ending journey and this journey is part of the fun of enjoying it while you are at it.

Cheryl McFadden can be contacted by email at cheryl@artcglass.com More images of artwork can be viewed on her website at www.artcglass.com All images in this articles supplied by Cheryl Mcfadden. Previous Page: ‘Unfurl’ – Site-specific sculpture for architecturally designed private home. Collaboration. Three irregular shaped fused glass ‘sails’ suspended by cables. Various sizes ranging from 2’ x 3’ to 3’ x 4’. Design, concept and metal treatment by Renita Kraubner. Stainless steel fabrication and installation by Jeff Baubin. Right: ’Private Commission Detail’ – three panels approx. 28” x 60” each. Installed as interior windows. All Artwork © Cheryl McFadden

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Okanagan Art Works - August 2010  

Gallery of art work by Okanagan artists

Okanagan Art Works - August 2010  

Gallery of art work by Okanagan artists

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