Diane Nelson Cooper
History of the Artist
Beginning in 2009, I chose to take a college course on stained glass. After enjoying the class, I furthered my education with a year of stained glass, a year of fused glass, a term on all facets of art glass and a term of mosaics. I continued on into an internship for just over two years, logging 656 hours of training from multiple trainers, experimenting with sterling silver jewelry making, stepping stones with stained glass, wire wrapping jewelry, wind chimes and creating beads with a torch. I also took advanced classes at Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, Oregon. I graduated from Chemeketa Community College in 2012 with a Certificate in Art Glass Technician and Community Ed Instructor. I have been a proud member of the Oregon Glass Guild since 2011.
Art Glass Work
When I first started exploring the world of art glass, I found the distinct nature of light and how it related to glass is what attracted me to its beauty. Depending on the light source, the glass takes on a whole different appearance and is stunning. It will refract, absorb or reflect that light. It is my goal to continue the art of stained glass. It is the most rewarding for me as it requires accuracy, and the other forms of art glass are more forgiving. The endless possibilities of texture and color that can be used to create my own style of art glass jewelry. Wire wrapping is a fun way for me to enhance an art glass cabochon, and create a totally unique piece of art. Along with kiln fired art glass, and the infinite possibilities of mosaics, I hope that you will join me in the journey appreciating art glass I create and the art glass you can make yourself.
Please take a moment, and check out my gallery.