Reminiscent of the gorgeous patterns that ice can form on a winter’s day, Cheryl Wilson-Smith has sculpted this remarkable piece. Fine, thin layers of ice blue glass are stacked to create an undulating, organic vessel. The rugged beauty of her northern Ontario home inspires the glass artist to emulate textures and forms found in nature.
“Glass allows me to express myself as a sculptor...the layers I can create with it..the fragility but also the strength.” Cheryl Wilson Smith
She was the 2014 winner of the RBC Award for Glass through the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Wilson-Smith has received nine grants from the Ontario Arts Council and one from the Canada Council. Commissions include the Red Lake District Heritage Centre, Margaret Cochenor Memorial Hospital Donor wall. Her work has been exhibited widely across Canada, in the UK and the US.