Artist StatementMy work explores everyday moments in time and place, using the medium of glass to make a permanent record of the brief connection/interaction between the person and the environment. Separating the finished image from its actual time and place gives my work a pliable quality that is easily shaped by the mind, allowing it to blend into the image of a memory from one’s own experience, much in the same way that our individual memories of an event are shaped by the stories that we tell about it. I treasure the serenity and silence of the natural environment that surrounds me and find inspiration in ordinary places and the simple emotions that they evoke.
Judith Finn Conway is an award-winning glass artist, writer and educator who has created with glass for over 25 years. Her work has been chosen for the Arts in the Embassies program of the United States Department of State and is shown in galleries nationwide. For the past ten years she has focused on kiln-formed glass, using glass and complex constructions to create her glass portals and sculptures. Judith and her partner Kevin O’Toole teach a wide range of glass classes and workshops in all aspects of fused, cast and slumped glass in their studio, Vitrum Studio in the Washington/Baltimore area, www.vitrumstudio.com. Judith also teaches nationally and internationally in New York, Norway, Switzerland and the UK. Read more about her at her website: judithconwayglass.com. “My work reflects my deep appreciation and love of the landscapes and the environments in which we live. I look to the shapes and colors, the unique lighting and moods of nearby landscapes caught in a brief snapshot during specific time of the year. My strong commitment to our obligation to stewardship of the land is a compelling force in my work.”