… 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.
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 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.
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 myriad 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..."