… 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 was born in 1973 and grew up in Krems, Lower Austria. Today she lives and works in Mautern on the Danube, a small town located within the Wachau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Austria and in Murano, Italy.
Since 2002 she has been 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;
at "Murano Glass Academy", 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.
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 for a few years, with the old traditional for centuries developed Muranese glassblowing knowledge, the created pieces of art are the only ones of their kind worldwide.
Objects thus created through a time-consuming and complex manufacturing process are available in limited numbers. Currently the artist is working increasingly on sculptures at her studio, as well as on small exclusive collections, blown in collaboration with Murano's Great Masters in Italy.
"By incorporating many individual components, such as the many impressions which effect us, I want to create pieces of art which have an impact on the beholder in two ways. At first, the impression of the entire image by itself instantly appearing to communicate as a homogeneous artifact with the beholder. Second, the reflection of every single detail of the object through an invitation to pause, enquire and discover always something new..."
GLAS:SYMPOSIUM 2015. Hermann Nitsch Museum. Museumszentrum Mistelbach. June 2015
„UP - The Paper Magazin“. Trendscout and Lifestyle. Issue 3. June/July 2015
„LAGOON“. Artstudio Murano, Murano, Italy. August/September 2015
„UP – The Paper Magazin“. Trendscout and Lifestyle. Special Edition. November 2015
mirDesign. Zurich, Switzerland. April 2016
"ART AUREA". International Magazine for Crafts, Art and Design. Issue 26. May 2016
EUNIQUE 2016. International Fair for Applied Arts and Design. Karlsruhe, Germany. June 3 - 5
GLAS:SYMPOSIUM 2016. Hermann Nitsch Museum. Museumszentrum Mistelbach. June 18 - 19, 2016
ZWIESELER GLASTAGE. International Art-Glass Exhibition. Museum Zwiesel. Zwiesel, Germany. Aug. 6 - Oct. 3, 2016
mirDesign. Zurich, Switzerland. September 2016
"ART AUREA". Genuine and Precious. International Magazin for Crafts, Art and Design. Issue 28. October 2016
International Art Fair
ART INNSBRUCK. International Fair for Contemporary Art. Innsbruck, Austria. December 1 - 4, 2016
Zeughausmesse. German Historical Museum Berlin - Decorative Arts and Design. Berlin, Germany. December 8 - 11, 2016
The Flow. Glass Magazine. 12th Annual Gallery of Women in Glass. Coverpicture. Issue Dec. 2016. Westport, U.S.A.
GLASS ART PRESENTATION SARASOTA. Gallery Sikabonyi. Sarasota - Forida, U.S.A., January 19th - 22nd, 2017
"Art in Florence". Galleria360. Florenz, Italy. February 10th - March 4th, 2017
GLASS ART Exhibition. Monastery Lorch. Lorch, Germany, March 26th - April 26th, 2017
more previews 2017 – Exhibitions
Demo & Exhibition: THE VENICE GLASS WEEK. ART STUDIO MURANO – Davide Penso. Fondamenta Riva Longa 47. Murano, Italy. September 11th – 16th, 2017
Exhibition: „LAGOON“. Museo „Casa di Carlo Goldoni“. Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia. Palazzo Centanni. San Polo 2794. Venice, Italy. September 10th – 17th, 2017
Exhibition in collaboration with the BIENNALE VENEZIA: „The Austrian Glass Core“. Venice Art Factory. Tana Brick Art Space. Castello, 2110. Venice, Italy. September 10th – October 7th, 2017
Exhibition: TRESOR 2017. TRESOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT. Selected Discovery Artist. Basel, Switzerland. September 20th – 24th, 2017