Wednesday, 18 January 2012

DAC Artist in the Spotlight: Artist Under Glass- Bridget Wilson


"I have always been a practical person. I want my work to reflect that. As beautiful as 'glass' can be on its own, it can also be functional. From my panels, room-dividers and tables to platters, bowls and garden art, there is no limit."Bridget Wilson

Intrigued by the variation created by light passing through colour and texture, Bridget marveled at the ever-changing palettes that could be created with stained glass. It was here that she believed she could take a contemporary approach to a traditional art form.

So following a lengthy career in the field of Human Resources, Bridget decided to return to the arts, her true inspiration and passion. Having attended York University's Fine Arts Program, she continued to expand her knowledge by participating in many workshops and self-study.

Since the inception of her business Bridget Wilson Art-Glass & Design over ten years ago, Bridget has applied her knowledge and enthusiasm towards the design, fabrication and installation of essentially flat pieces of glass into artistically functional furniture and accent pieces. These creations can be seen in homes and businesses across North America.

While continuing to work with Stained Glass and Mosaics, Bridget has embarked on a new journey into the world of Fused and Slumped glass. The fluidity of the molten glass is unpredictable thus creating something that is truly one of a kind. Using primarily black and iridized glass has produced some original stunning and elegant pieces.

Recently Bridget's talent was recognized by the Dufferin Arts Council with receipt of the Reed T Cooper Bursary in Visual Arts. Established by the Council in 2007, this award of $3,000 is made annually to a local professional artist who displays a unique talent and potential for excellence and is made possible through generous donations to the Bursary fund by members of the Arts Council.

Bridget Wilson
ART GLASS & DESIGN 70 Madill Drive, R.R. # 4 Orangeville, ON, L9W 2Z1
T: (519) 938-5501 (519) 938-5501

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