Hand Blown Glass by Lisa and Cecil McKenzie
For over 30 years we have worked as a team, collaboratively, with each other and in concert with our chosen material, hot glass. Our work unites simple, classic forms and clean lines with surface treatments that include vibrant colors. The surfaces of our pieces are essentially light paintings, reminiscent of color field painting in the 1970’s.
We use ancient and traditional glassblowing techniques, dating back to the Romans, yet our style is contemporary because we can utilize a very wide palette of color while using a single furnace of clear glass. We use colored glass frits and add applications of clear lines or webbing to effect the colors on the surface, making the pieces very tactile.
We strive to create work of the highest caliber that is affordable by most art fair patrons. Our work is functional and decorative by design. We are happy our pieces are enjoyed in so many households, both visually and practically.
Our customers sometimes tell us our work feels Zen. We certainly take that as a compliment, and are pleased that our designs and the craftsmanship of our glass creates objects with that kind of special and natural presence.