contemporary fused glass artist
The richness, luminescence and depth of layered glass continues to intrigue me after over 20 years working in the medium. As a material, it forces decision making unlike any other. It’s frustrating and unforgiving. That said, I still love it and feel the excitement of opening the kiln after a firing.
Nina Cambron – a glass artist extraordinaire!
Fused glass represents a magical canvas of color and light for Nina. “The richness, luminescence and depth of layered glass allows me to express my creativity in its purest form,” she says.
She describes her work as being “in a constant state of flux, not just season to season but piece to piece, as each result influences the next.” She says a BFA degree along with 30 years of graphic experimentation, work in clay and metal, a love for words, a whimsical versus serious bent and love for the human figure play a huge role in her current work.
At what age did you know you wanted to be an artist?
What is the earliest artwork you did that you can remember?
Which classical or contemporary artists have inspired you?
How would you describe your artistic style?
When did you first sell an artwork? How did you feel?
What's your workstyle? Do you work on one piece at a time or work simultaneously on multiple pieces?
With a painter as a mother, I was brought up living & breathing color. With a father as a toolmaker, I learned a love of metal and how to make things. Combining these has driven my exploration into glass and what can and can’t be done. Stretching these limits is a challenge I embrace.