Marlo Cronquist

 

“I am primarily driven by form and color. It is what I see when I close my eyes and what I want to design and create when I open them. To then turn that vision into a one of a kind glass sculpture is both exhilarating and humbling at the same time.”

Marlo is inspired and passionate about the challenges of working in blown glass. She is always learning and loves the difficulty the medium brings. It challenges her to think, work hard and continue to learn more techniques that will help her design and create her work. Marlo’s aesthetic is the perfect balance between the modern and contemporary on one side and playful on the other. “If one goes too far in one direction, the work can be sterile and cold. Go too far in the other and you lose the power and depth of the medium.” Glass also provides the perfect material to play both form and color against each other in a way that no other material allows. To take what is basically sand and heat it to over 2100 degrees and then to manipulate it by hand in the very same way it has been done for thousands of years is quite simply, breathtaking.

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