Someone once told Jane Tivol that she had “The heart of a true artist”. She says it took her about thirteen years working in floral design before she finally realized that she was an artist. She was just working in the wrong medium.
Jane has always had a passion for glass. She is fascinated by the way it is so comfortable in its natural, molten, fluid state. At the same time it looks right at home in its “Super-cooled” solid state. Glass that has been formed using heat processes such as a torch, a furnace, or a kiln seems to retain a quality that makes it appear to be trapped in a state somewhere between fluid and solid.
In the summer of 2000, Jane left her home in California to go to the Pacific Northwest to learn glassblowing from The Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, Oregon. Bullseye was the largest manufacturer of handmade fusible art glass in the world, pioneers in fusible glass.
Jane learned the techniques from scratch and after two years in Portland she decided to come back home to California. Even though she was far away from the glass Mecca that is The Pacific Northwest she felt she was around other artists that inspired many ideas by life in California.
Jane has created her body of work and often chooses names for the pieces based on people and places that have inspired her. She has discovered new ways to share her experiences and memories through her glass artwork. Jane's work is currently available in a variety of galleries throughout the United States and a few other countries.
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