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Function and Form: The Glass Portfolio of Catherine Hart


A stained glass panel in green and crystal colourationSummer Garden

Catherine Hart is a stained glass artist who works largely on private commissions, creating glass work for windows and wall-hanging panels. Catherine’s works expertly combine function and form, using sparing, contained planes of colour and sculptural elements.


A stained glass window with pink panelsBright Hope

 

In our previous feature of Catherine’s work, we looked at the way the artist finds beauty in everyday life. It seems fitting that the artist’s medium for this endeavour should be stained glass -- each of the artist’s works can frame and enhance whatever scene it stands in front of.


A screen capture of Catherine Hart's art websitewww.catherinehartglass.com

 

I’m enjoying browsing through the works in Catherine’s Abstract and Geometric Panels galleries. The works in these galleries seem to exemplify the artist’s practice, with their relatively contained use of colour, and emphasis on different thicknesses and textures of glass to create a look that’s almost crystalline. With metal elements shaped to form leaves and foliage, these pieces would be a wonderful addition to a window looking out on a garden.


A stained glass panel with a dynamic shapeBirds of a Feather


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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