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"I create objects that show the beauty of glass the translucency, the way glass moves when it is molten, the effects of color, light, and shadow on a form. My pieces show the beauty and fuidity of molten glass through the graceful curves and proportions of the blown vessel. I feel it is a very sensual piece, precious and intimate in scale, a vessel meant to contain fragrance and evoke memories". As Mary Angus blows and shapes the molten glass, she dusts the surface of the final gather with a thin layer of powered colored glass. The heat involved in the blowing process fuses the powered glass to the gather's surface. After the blown piece has been formed and then cooled, Mary uses resist to create a pattern on the surface of each piece. Areas unprotected by the resist material are then carved away by sandblasting the surface with an abrasive. As a final step, perfume bottles are hand-fit with a teardrop shaped, clear glass stopper. Mary Angus began working with blown glass at Southern Connecticut State University in 1973. After graduating in 1975 Mary set up her first studio in Branford, Connecticut. In 1983, Mary and her husband, glass sculpture K. William LeQuier, moved to the small town of Readsboro in southern Vermont. Both artists share the glass studio they built in a 100 year old mill building in the village center.
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