"Offering me every possible way to express myself, glass became my "partner in crime" to transform my ideas in reality. To mix my own colours is very important for me. Colours are feelings, colours show the mood of a work at first glanze. Colours are life."
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. Creativity and vision are born by travelling, connecting with people from around the world and cultural exchange.
Her fused panels which show their "inner life" are significant for her creations. She developed the pattern of her cores showing fine "venes" of glass 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 mouthblown pieces of art are the only ones of their kind worldwide.
Currently the artist is working on her fused panels, mixed media sculptures as well as on small exclusive mouthblown collections.