Thursday July 17, 2014 | by Paulina Switniewska

OPENING: Jane D’Arensbourg’s borosilicate creations debuting in Manhattan retail space tonight

Glass and jewelry artist Jane D’Arensbourg, known for her unique styles of wearable glass and multimedia art and sculpture, will be showcasing her work tonight at retail store and gallery “Project No. 8” at 38 Orchard Street, New York. D’Arensbourg possesses many items in her repertoire, including smaller sculptures, rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and other etceteras. The exhibition will commence at 6 PM, with refreshments provided by Fung Tu restaurant. 

D’Arensbourg began her career as a student studying glass art at the California College of Arts and Crafts. She is also an alumnus of the Pilchuck School of Glass, where she functioned as a teaching assistant and was named an Emerging Artist in Residence in 1996. From there, D’Arensbourg has made her way to various parts of the U.S., teaching glass glasses in New York and Massachusetts, in addition to exhibiting her jewelry and sculpture pieces in several locations in the US and overseas. 

Originally studying and creating sculpture, D’Arensbourg began making jewelry in 2001, two years after relocating permanently to New York City to pursue her artistic endeavors. In crossing over from sculpture to jewelry, D’Arensbourg was able to create wearable art, and uses glass chain fashioned from  borosilicate, or “Pyrex” glass in particular, an element that she also incorporated into her sculptures. In a technique involving stretching molten Pyrex glass rods, D’Arensbourg is able to create unique designs as she connects each individual piece together. More recently, the artist has also been including porcelain in her glass jewelry, which she describes as a “harmonious pairing.” 

For more information on Jane D'Arensbourg and her work, visit her Facebook page. 

IF YOU GO:

 
Jane D'Arensbourg
"Project No. 8"
Through July 31, 2014, Opening July 17, 6 - 8 PM
38 Orchard Street
New York, New York
Website

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