Francesca Simonton

Francesca lives and maintains her studio near Yachats, OR.

"I was formally trained as a stained glass artist and I used to make full-sized art glass windows and other large works. Since moving to Tidewater, Oregon 5 years ago, I no longer have a large workshop, so I have created a family of smaller art objects that can be made in my living room. I call them Window Jewels, although they may be hung anywhere in the home as most of the pieces are made with rainbow crystals which sparkle beautifully even in dark spaces. Starting with glass crystals and embossed metal, I utilize my skills at soldering, copper wire forming, painting and patina finishes to make an endless variety of unique creations. My artistic inspiration comes from various sources such as fantasy, nature, art nouveau and symbolism. I also love to make custom creations.

"I am very gratified at the attention my creations have received at many art shows, fairs and galleries. I'm also proud to have a selection of my works on continuous display at the River Run Gallery on the McKenzie River, home of the celebrated metal sculptor Ken Scott."

Galleries:

Ken Scott River Run Gallery, McKenzie River
Silver Lining, Florence
Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery, Seal Rock
Hauser Gallery, Seal Rock
Things Rich and Strange, Depoe Bay
Nest, Eugene

Events and Festivals:

Winterfest, Yachats
Winter Folk Festival, Florence
Art in the Garden, Thyme Garden, Alsea
Women's Festival, Thyme Garden, Alsea
Pathways to Transformation, Yachats
The DaVinci Days, Corvallis
Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire, Kings Valley
Glen Eden Cafe Christmas show, Glen Eden
Lincoln City Cultural Center Christmas Show, Lincoln City
Eugene Saturday Market, Eugene

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This section is intended as more a history of the work this artist has displayed over time at Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery, and not a catalog of what's currently available.  As such, it is useful more as a means of seeing the evolution of an artists' work, rather than a representation of what the artist is currently creating.  Techniques, colors used, and even form of color are elements that are likely to change over time.  Also, some pieces will be unique combinations of color and movement that artist may not be able to reproduce.

The gallery at Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery includes work from nearly 50 different artists, all from the Pacific Northwest, almost all from Oregon, and most from Oregon's central coast.  Whereas Bob creates his work exclusively within our studio, the other artists have their own studios in which they create their work.  Though our gallery basically just purchases their work to sell, we like to promote them in any way we can - which includes showcasing them on our website.  Their appearance here is in no way meant to imply that they work for Bob or for Ocean Beaches Glassblowing. 


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