Cynthia Ann Swan

Cynthia Ann Swan


Life is an interesting journey. I have taken the 22 year-long scenic route between earning my M.F.A. in glass and my “emergence”. My roads less traveled, often taking me far and wide off the beaten path, have led me back to my true identity of ARTIST! I retired two years ago from a long career in k-12 arts education, teaching visual art, general music, band, orchestra and choir. I have taught in four states, in inner cities and open country, from New England to Arizona’s Mexican border. After years of helping other children give an artistic or musical voice to their personal dreams and emotions, it is time to allow my inner- child to speak. I am now a Los Angeles based professional fused glass artist and owner of Terra Pax Studio. My professional qualifications include: •Post doc mentoring with Boyce Lundstrom •M.F.A. in Glass 1990 Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts • Bachelor of Music 1976 SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music •35 years experience as a fine artist •27 years experience as a public arts educator My fused glass pieces are fluid, abstract images influenced by nature. They capitalize on refractory irregularities, texture and contrast, balancing transparency and opacity by layering metals and reactive oxides within the glass referencing Boyce Lundstrom’s raku techniques. My current work celebrates the essence of the sea, our connection to nature, and the bond between the adult and the inner child. I have recently been juried into two international glass shows, the Fallbrook Galaxy of Glass and the Taos Art Glass International Invitational. Inquiries may be made through my website, , or emailing me at I have always considered myself to be a multi-media artist. In addition to glass fusing, I am an avid painter, a violinist in two community orchestras, and a poet.


  • fusing/slumping
  • kilnforming
  • accept commissions
  • architectural/public
  • casting
  • painting


Business Name:
Terra Pax Studio
10607 Foothill Blvd
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342