Clair Raabe is a self taught glass carver and flame worker. Clair says of her work, “My images are friends from my world of imagination. I am inspired by the ancient stories filled with larger-than-life heroes, mysteries and the challenge of following your dreams. I identify with the character that takes the other road and finds personal fulfillment. Glass is my medium, it is also my passion. I have followed the road of the creative soul and have found my heart’s song. It is reflected in every piece.”
Raabe’s work is in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum of Glass, the White House collection of American craftsman and Queen Beatrice of the Netherlands, a gift from the people of Aruba. She has been featured in American Style Magazine and the award winning NBC documentary Artists Among Us. Raabe was commissioned by the Joseph Campbell institute to create awards of distinction. She has been a limited edition feature artist in both Sundance catalogue and Eziba. She has also been commission by Revion, Symrise Corporation to create limited edition series. Clair Raabe’s work is included in important art collections throughout the world. Her work has been showcased in Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, China and Austria.
Roxann Slate grew up in a family of glass artists and has been flameworking since she was 10 years old. Roxann has worked extensively at the Corning Museum of Glass with glass artists from around the world. She earned her BA when she was 19 years old from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, an innovative early college. Roxann’s works can be purchased at The Brooklyn Museum, The Corning Museum of Glass, The Museum of the City of New York, UrbanGlass, and the galleries of An American Craftsman. Roxann creates her glass at UrbanGlass in Downtown Brooklyn New York.
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