… to be in dialogue with my creations…
… to guide them through many stages on their path of change…
… finally to hold them in my hands and to feel them…
this is the passion which spurs me on…
Sandra A. Fuchs lives and works in Mautern at the Danube, a small town located within the Wachau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Austria and in Murano, Italy.
She is working with glass in particular in the areas of coldwork - fusing - flamework and has undertaken additional advanced training for glassblowing at the
"Technical College of Glass for Design and Craft", Kramsach - Tyrol, Austria;
at "Abate Zanetti" – Scuola del Vetro, Murano, Italy
and at "Cam Ocagi, The Glass Furnace Istanbul", Turkey.
Furthermore her artistic approach and style continue to be developed through attending numerous masterclasses with artists predominantly from Italy and the USA.
Since 2014, after many stays abroad, she has been working exclusively as an independent glass artist in her own glass studio.
Her pieces share the same „spirit“, an organic aesthetic. The themes which run through Sandra`s works are inspired by the beauty and power of nature and topics of rising and growth – also in a spiritual way.
Her fused panels with the pattern of striped cores are significant for her creations. She developed this pattern by herself what became her signature.
One main focus of her work is the creation of unique pieces of art incorporating murrine, which she designs and makes by herself. Traditionally murrine all possess the same pattern, however she employs a technique making the colour and pattern of each murrina unique during the stretching process of the liquid glass.
As she is combining this new special manufacturing technique of kilnformed murrine, which has only been in existence since 1992, with the old traditional for centuries developed Muranese glassblowing knowledge, the created pieces of art are the only ones of their kind worldwide.
Blown objects thus created through a time-consuming and complex manufacturing process are available in limited numbers. Currently the artist is working increasingly on mixed media sculptures as well as on small exclusive mouthblown collections.