Conquer the sun

Written by Super User    Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:01
About SolVici Glass

Glassware and Glasswear

SolVici Glass, LLC is based in Fitchburg, WI, a suburb of Madison. I (Carol Widra) began the business after spending over 15 years as a glass hobbiest, working primarily with stained glass. It was only after I discovered glass fusing that I was inspired to start a business.

The goal of each of my fused glass pieces is to capture the nature of molten glass.  To accomplish this I melt glass through screens and pots, loosely stack glass so that it can bend and arc, manipulate glass with metal rods at 1700 degrees Fahrenheit, etc., and then I let it cool.  The designs in my glass have been influenced by gravity, the individual melting points of the glass and some subtle intervention by a meddling human!

It is the ability to allow the glass to essentially 'design itself' that has really captivated me.  It gets to the point where opening up my kiln in the morning is similar to opening a birthday present - I never know exactly what I'll find inside.  It is for that exact reason that I love to try new techniques and I'm constantly honing my processes to see how things turn out.  If you purchase a piece from me you're 100% guaranteed to have a unique work of art - I couldn't reproduce any of my pieces even if I tried!

All of the glassware that I produce has been done without the use of chemicals.  Therefore it is all food safe.  If you want to serve mashed potatoes out of one of my art glass bowls, go for it.   I wouldn't wash them in the dishwasher even though, in theory, they should survive just fine.  Take the cautious approach and hand wash them.

Please let me know if you have any questions about my art or if you might be interested in seeing these pieces in person.  I routinely open up my home studio for people to come to see my work.

My email address is:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your interest in SolVici Glass and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

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