"Beach Day" Glass TapestrySold out!
13 x 36 x 8 cm
This glass tapestry was created by carefully placing ground glass the size of a sugar grain (called frit) in between two sheets of clear glass spaced only 1/4" apart. The vibrant colours are layered and developed to build the scene until it reaches the top of the glass frame. The frame is then placed flat into a kiln where the frit and bottom layer of glass fuse together to become one sheet of glass at 1460 degrees F.
Lisa Harbidge (nee Head) was born in Red Deer, Alberta. After several household moves, in 1992 Lisa settled in Rocky Mountain House where she established Spirit Rider Studio. A love for the creative process, had lead Lisa to enroll at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) following high school. The programming requirements suited her perfectly, as she experimented with different materials across various art departments. Lisa graduated with a major in sculpture where she was able to combine the freedom of creative process with various mediums. While attending ACAD she began working for a prominent art glass studio in Calgary. The owner was keen to be on the developing edge of new techniques for the very traditional art form, which presented new challenges. This formed the basis of skills for moving forward with her career. Lisa now balances studio time with teaching glass art, producing work for galleries, private commissions, her passion for golden retrievers and a ranch.