Glassworks by Ashland Glass Act
We are proud to feature our midsummer spotlight artists, Daniel and Stef Seffinger of Ashland Glass Act. Danny has studied and continues to study at the Bullseye Glass Education Center in Portland and has 13 years of glass work experience. He is a skilled and experimental glassmaker, who loves the concept of glass flow and movement. Currently, his interest has been captivated by tapestry and murrini glass. Stefani, along with her 10 years of glass work, has varied art work experience which includes photography, drawing, design, ceramics and watercolor. Her initial interest in glass was in using torch work skills to make glass beads. The studio specializes in a variety of hand crafted techniques and styles using Bullseye glass. These include creation of murrine cane, layered assemblage, edge construction, segment and flow bar construction, pot melts, glass flow pieces, tapestry design, weaved design and torch work. Their products are art pieces, specialty items, items for home use including bowls, platters, trivets, vases, and wall art. Recently, due to their concern about the environment, they have been creating wall art and recycled necklaces to promote environmental awareness.
Their latest environmental wall art piece is entitled CLIMATE CHANGE and reflects the changes in the pattern of seasons. The following is an excerpt from their interpretation of CLIMATE CHANGE: “When Daniel and I started out to make a glass wall art piece, featuring the four seasons, we thought of presenting the seasons, each transitioning from one to the next. While we were creating the piece, we noted that this is no longer what is happening with our weather. Our seasons are not as predictable. We experience spikes of ‘unseasonal heat’ and sudden periods of cold, creating snow when there should be spring flowers. Our piece is meant to represent these changes.” You may view their wall art, along with a selection of other exciting glassworks that is now available in the Nimbus Gallery located at 25 East Main Street in Ashland, Oregon.