April Wagner

April Wagner sculpts molten glass that is “captivating to look at in [its] environment.” Wagner determines the colors, shapes, and scale of her work based on its desired location—whether for a public, private, or corporate space. Utilizing a modern-day variation of the traditional Italian fazzoletto (handkerchief) design, she blows glass into fluid, organic shapes without over-tooling or impairing it. Wagner said: “By turning, twisting, or repeating the shapes, I investigate their relationship to floor, wall, or tabletop. In creating multiples and assembling the shapes together, almost like found objects, I create large pieces. I use color to push and pull the eye around or up and down the piece.”

Headshot photography courtesy of Glenn Triest