Deanna Clayton

My work fuses the aesthetics of ancient and contemporary techniques. The glass techniques I use are some of the first casting techniques to be used in history. My forms are contemporary concepts. Combined they create an object for a contemporary setting with the essence of an archeological find from another era. The use of granulated glass mixed with binders allows me to work with glass as though I were painting a canvas. I use layer upon layer of color to achieve depth and contrast. The addition of electroplated copper to the edges of the work provides structural integrity as well as a beautiful detail accentuating the intricacy of the cast glass.