©2019 Joan Ensminger.

about

My art is very personal, often spontaneous and constantly evolving.  I am drawn to the unique physical and chemical properties of glass, its translucence, interplay with light, and reactions to immense heat.  I use a variety of complex, multi-phase techniques to show off its versatility and hidden dimensions. Every piece is fired 2 to 4 times in a special kiln at temperatures of up to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit.  Additional refining methods such as grinding, beveling, sandblasting and polishing complete the creative process.  My compositions are one-of-kind and made from the highest quality materials at my studio in Rhinebeck, NY.