Works of Stained Glass by Catherine Hart
Catherine Hart is a glass artisan producing works of stained glass -- originals, commissions, and restorations. Catherine’s portfolio showcases the artist’s expertise with the medium, and her ability to find balance between the light-filtering qualities of the glass, and the sculptural opportunities afforded by the metallic elements.
I’m really impressed by some of Catherine’s more sculptural works -- in her gallery A Bit of Whimsy, we see a bouquet of delicate glass daisies, placed in a vase to catch the light just right, as well as an example of a stained glass window panel with a sculptural element affixed to its surface. I think this combination of classic stained glass with unexpected three-dimensional elements produces a very contemporary feel, which sits in exciting contrast to the sometimes vintage-leaning aesthetics of traditional stained glass art.
Catherine embraces these traditional aesthetics throughout her portfolio, making figurative glass panels that expertly utilize pared-down figures and colour schemes, producing images that are instantly recognizable while still taking full advantage of the unique visual possibilities of glass.