Allison West

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About me

Gender Female
Occupation Glass Artist, Business Owner
Location Salt Lake City, Utah
Introduction While in college, my summer job at the local stained glass shop would ulitmately take me on an incredible and rewarding journey. Glass has a power of magnetism. It draws me into a world of peace and tranquility with it’s transparency as well as opacity, it’s form and function. I am intrigued with the possibilites of what glass has to offer in all respects of application and use. This has led to me to study with some of the best and world renowned glass masters. I am honored to learn their techniques and to adapt them into my own transitions and perspectives. I work with stained glass methods as well as fused and hot glass methods. My focus is to make this world a much more beautiful place than how I found it by way of creating works of art from glass. I am not ever bound to traditional methods but also am intrigued to combine many techniques into any one project. My works are national as well as residing in international locations.
Interests Glass- Architectural, Stained, Leaded, Kiln-Formed, Fused, Mosaics.
Favorite Movies Easy Rider. How to Train your Dragon. Back to the Future. 16 Candles. Pretty in Pink. Ferris Buhler's Day Off. RuPaul Drag Race is coutorious.
Favorite Music It depends on the day. No rap please. Keeping it classy with Tom Petty. JJ Cale. Widespread Panic. Jazz. Frank Sinatra, Gyspy Kings. Bonnie Raitt. Al Green.
Favorite Books Anything about Glass. Mother Nature is the best artist ever and her wardrobe is fabulous every season. History and art in all aspects. No limit to where and whom.