Joyce Roessler

My work begins with a desire to explore the medium of glass, and a passionate need to express an idea, though or feeling.  I am inspired by the natural image, mystique of the feminine, and sensations of color.  I have been working primarily with glass since 1978, and have focused on body adornment for the last 20 years.  My latest body of work is sculptural and idea driven.  This work involves hot and cold working processes in glass and fabrication of metal, wood, stone or whatever necessary to achieve the idea.  As an artist I find glass offers many interesting elements to take from, such as light, color and form.  I enjoy its fluidity and gem-like qualities, the possibilities with glass seem endless and exciting.