Closed Easter Sunday April 20, 2014

Working with the techniques Martha Pfanschmidt has developed for creating her colorful abstract works, students will use colored powders and glasses to construct multi-layered, thick glass pieces that have a complex yet clear visual language. From patterned and colored parts that the students create they will develop larger compositions by cutting and re-assembling the parts into final “collaged” pieces.

To see more of Martha's work, visit her website at

Making art is speaking in a visual language. Glass and paintings are merely dialects of the same language. Color, tone, line and shape are some of the words that make up that language. In my work these elements are the expression of the sensual life made visible.”

– Martha Pfanschmidt

A recent commision for Tacoma General Hospital, by Martha Pfanschmidt

Martha Pfanschmidt has taught printmaking at Marylhurst and Portland State Universities while also operating the Portland-based group print workshop Atelier Mars with Tom Prochaska. She was introduced to glass through a workshop led by Tom Prochaska and Ted Sawyer in 2003, followed by a two-week Artist/Factory Exchange Project at Bullseye later that year titled “Found In Translation.” Pfanschmidt has since gone on to make commissioned works in glass for high-profile building projects and private clients, and to participate in another Artist/Factory Exchange Project called “Printmakers Fired.”

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