Kate MacLeod is a renown glass artist working from her studio at Bend, Oregon. Her artistic endeavors in glass art focuses on one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces for specific environments using a multitude of glass forming techniques. Exemplars of her original glass art commissions can be seen under “Commissions” under the “Portfolio tab above. When called upon to create a site-specific commission, Kate tries to capture the feeling and essence of the intended environment and designs her glass art to fit the precise location where the finished work will be displayed.
Shown above is a triptych of benevolent cubist style Chinese fused glass dragons which Kate designed and constructed for a customer in suburban Philadelphia, who is passionate about both Chinese dragons and Cubism, the early-20th-century avant-garde art movement pioneered by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso.
Kate also designs and produces “production art” works. Although these production pieces are all made from the same pattern and the same raw materials, no two finished pieces are exactly the same, given the nature of glass. Her production pieces, as well as her inspired Originals or “one-of-a-kind” pieces are shown on the pages under the “Portfolio” tab above; and can be purchased through any of the galleries listed on the Galleries page.
Kate MacLeod also teaches advanced techniques for glass fusing, including the use of dichroic glass and the new CBS Dichroic Extract which can be “painted” onto art glass during the creative process. Kate’s teaching schedule is shown on the Teaching page.
Kate ‘s latest original, commissioned and production works, many using new techniques developed by Kate, can be seen under the New Glass Art tab.