I create landscapes in glass that represent places meaningful to me based on my travels.
My current collection, "Landscapes in Glass - White Sands National Park” illustrates the natural beauty of the gypsum dunes and seemingly endless variety of skyscapes at White Sands National Park in New Mexico. Each freestanding abstract sculpture captures a moment in time like a three dimensional transparent watercolor. Thousands of glass pieces are individually placed and fused to create each unique composition. Much like the natural environment, the look of each piece changes with the amount and direction of light creating variety and nuance to each sculpture.
Blake Warner’s appreciation of the natural environment was a motivational factor in
choosing her design career both in landscape and in glass. As an artist and licensed
landscape architect, she brings her design skill, passion and experience to the kiln glass
studio. In 2018 she had the opportunity to see the fused glasswork of a local artist
which inspired her to shift her professional practice from landscape architecture to kiln
formed glass. She has studied at the Corning Museum of Glass Studio and Bullseye
Glass Resource Centers to develop the technical skills necessary to create unique
sculptural pieces inspired by the natural environment. Blake incorporates the colors and
patterns of place into her kiln formed and kiln cast work to capture the beauty of light