Flame-worked and blown glass sculpture. This piece is full of energy and joy; it is sure to bring that feeling into your home! Embrace you wild side!
Sold work will be available for pickup after May 1st.
Artist: April Malphurs
*Not including various length beaded strands
April Malphurs uses the additions of pattered flame-worked beads to transform blown glass vessels into lushly patterned sculptural objects. April’s glass art is whimsical, capturing a zest for life and a playfulness inspired by teaching children. With bold color and pattern, she aims to help others find the same joy she feels when creating. She states, “In life and my work, one can reflect the difficulties we face letting it determine our path, or like light refracting through glass, we can change the direction and give back something beautiful.”
April lives in Southern Minnesota, creating her beadwork at her home studio and blowing glass at Vandalia Glassworks. She earned a degree in interior design at Cornell University and a master’s in art education at Teacher’s College Columbia University; she is currently teaching art education and sculpture courses to master’s students at the Art of Education University. This year, April was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Creative Support Grant to continue her work during the pandemic.