Arena / Glass

Arena is my fused glass work. Arena means sand in Spanish, and sand when heated in a very high temperature turned into glass.  I do different things with glass, decorative pieces, utilitarian pieces and jewelry.

Glass is so different than clay, everything has to be planned in advance, pieces need to be cut in perfect sizes and shapes that will later fused to one another in one whole piece. Pottery glazes and glass are the same thing in different one is liquid and the other hard, it never ceased to amazed how it always transform itself in the kiln.

Many of my fused glass pieces are inspired by Peruvian art, particularly pre-Columbian textiles. My obsession for detail is rooted in the intricate grid patterns and symbols of tocapu that were created by the Incas and are still hallmarks of Peruvian textiles today.

  • Cardinal Cup

    Cardinal Cup

  • Sir Jumpsalot Jar

    Sir Jumpsalot Jar

  • Sir Fishesalot Jar

    Sir Fishesalot Jar

  • Florida Summer Cup

    Florida Summer Cup

  • American Robin Lidded Jar

    American Robin Lidded Jar

  • Curious Snail Lidded Jar

    Curious Snail Lidded Jar

  • Restless Squirrels Plate

    Restless Squirrels Plate

  • Running Hares Plate

    Running Hares Plate

  • Magnolias and Drangonflies Cup

    Magnolias and Drangonflies Cup

  • Hummingbird and Hibiscus Cup

    Hummingbird and Hibiscus Cup

  • Hummingbird and Hibiscus Bowl

    Hummingbird and Hibiscus Bowl

  • Florida Winter Bowl

    Florida Winter Bowl