Ruan Hoffmann. An artist by trade,Ruan Hoffmann has turned to working with ceramics over the past 14 years. He uses the three-dimensional surfaces of plates, bowls, tile panels and small sculptures as canvasses for his icon-like images. His art is often infused with personal concerns about identity and sexuality.
Tree Scape Triptych by Alice Benvie Gebhart: Art Glass Wall Sculpture available at www.artfulhome.com These three fused glass panels are grouped together to form a one-of-a-kind depiction of trees in nature. All the color in these pieces comes from layering cut glass then firing the glass in a kiln. These pieces have each been processed multiple times in the kiln, giving the work depth and dimension. Textural and gestural lines in gold and black have been fired into the glass surface.